DA municipalities only work to serve whites - Mngxitama

2016-09-02 11:50
Mmusi Maimane leads a march of DA supporters in Johannesburg. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

Mmusi Maimane leads a march of DA supporters in Johannesburg. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

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Pretoria - Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama has accused the Democratic Alliance of only serving white people in the municipalities it governs, while leaving black people destitute and in the cold.

"The DA is a party of white monopoly capital and white supremacy. Go to the Western Cape, Cape Town, Khayelitsha, Nyanga. See how DA manages that city that benefits whites, and blacks are excluded,” Mngxitama said during a debate on coalition politics.

"Our people in the Western Cape, as we speak, are using pota-pota. That city has billions of rand. The DA does not put money for infrastructure of black people in the Western Cape.

"Money has been rolled over because they need to give white people tenders. White people's companies in the Western Cape are oversubscribed. All the educated black people are running to Joburg, but unfortunately now they can’t anymore."

Mngxitama was part of a panel that consisted of Women’s Justice Foundation founder Magdalene Moonsamy and DA MP Stevens Mokgalapa. The debate was hosted by the South African Association of Public Administration and Management's Gauteng chapter.

Mngxitama said the African National Congress and Economic Freedom Fighters had let black people down.

"EFF and ANC, you have cost us too much. I’m talking as a black person. For me, from Black Consciousness, this thing of political parties means nothing for me. An EFF comrade without the red regalia in the street is a black person, an ANC person in the streets is a black person.

"When racism deals with us, it does not ask if we are EFF or ANC, it treats all of us the same. We, as black people, need to realise that our enemy is not one another," he said.

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