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Get your house in order, DA...

08 May 2018, 13:04

I have long been a stern critic of the ANC government and have been quick to point out the faults (many, many faults) of the ruling party.

It would therefore be disingenuous of me to ignore the growing cacophony inside the DA's house, which the party can ill afford so close to the 2019 elections.

The ongoing saga between the DA and the embattled Mayor of the Western Cape, Patricia De Lille, raises a lot more questions than it does answers. The proof of De Lille's alleged misconduct appears to seriously lacking. If she is indeed guilty of the gross misconduct that the DA accuses her of, then why hasn't she been removed completely from her role as Mayor or as a member of the DA?

You would be forgiven for feeling that there is an underlying agenda, that may have compounded the situation, of which one can only speculate, but there is definitely more to this than meets the eye.

Mmusi Maimane has recently come under fire for his comments regarding white privilege and black poverty. His critics (many of which are DA members), seem to have forgotten that these are real issues that need tackling.

The fact that Maimane has been so severely criticized for the comments he made on Freedom Day, is quite alarming. If the DA stands for equality and freedom, then these two principles which are enshrined in our constitution, should be honored by each and every member of the DA.

There is no use being the main opposition party to the ruling party, if hollow lip service is being paid while accusing the ANC of doing the same. 

If the DA hopes to make the gains it has promised at the next general elections, the time to get it's house in order is now. The petty squabbling and in-house fighting needs to be stopped. 

Perhaps, the DA needs to look inward and reflect on it's own manifesto, which promises an equal society for all. If that means that uncomfortable truths need to be faced, then so be it. The party needs to show the black majority of South Africa, that it is indeed a party for all and not just for privileged whites.

If the DA can't do that, then I'm afraid it's voting base will dwindle and I would be one of the first making my way toward the exit.

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