Struggle veteran and DA-convert unpacks his party’s dilemma

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Very nearly elected Mayor of Ekurhuleni (losing to the ANC candidate by 11 votes) last year, the DA’s Ghaleb Cachalia, son of struggle veterans Yusuf and Amina Cachalia, brings something to the table that no formerly-privileged white DA member can remotely match.

That is a deep and experiential understanding of what the DA needs to do to get black voters on board, a fundamental requirement if it is to improve its showing in the 2019 national elections.

Here he reveals his thinking on that subject, evoked by watching Darrell Roodt’s movie on Winnie Mandela, a powerful catalyst if ever there was one.

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