ANCYL wants to save Maimane from 'Stockholm Syndrome'

2016-01-25 21:36
DA leader Mmusi Maimane. (Wim Pretorius, News24)

DA leader Mmusi Maimane. (Wim Pretorius, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League in Gauteng has decided that DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, needs to be saved from 'Stockholm Syndrome'.

This was after DA councillor Chris Roberts was fined R10 000 for calling a colleague in the UDM a "bobbejaan" (baboon).

"We have said it before that the DA is nothing but a nest where racists are harvested," the ANCYL said in a statement.

It questioned why black leaders in the DA continued to defend the party.

"We can only conclude that they are either so desperate to lead that they will do so to any extent, even if it means being a door mat for the white baas, or they suffer from Stockholm syndrome."

Stockholm Syndrome is a psychological phenomenon where hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors.

'Sick brother'

The DA has spent most of this month defending itself against claims that it is a racist party or harbours racists in its ranks.

The league went as far as to say it would engage the health minister to ensure the "required professionals are made available to aid our sick brother", referring to Maimane.

The ANCYL also congratulated former parliamentary leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko, who it said had apparently conquered her illness.

Last week, Mazibuko wrote in an opinion piece for BDLive commenting that while Maimane's "intervention" was an "outstanding initiative", it needed to be "carried throughout the entire organisation... "

"The DA should also reflect on hurtful and inaccurate internal party narratives that presume 'white competence', while labelling black leaders products of the generosity of their white counterparts," Mazibuko wrote.

Read more on:    da  |  ancyl  |  mmusi maimane

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.