Battle to control eThekwini heats up between DA, ANC

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DA leader in KZN, Francois Rodgers.
DA leader in KZN, Francois Rodgers.

The DA has accused KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala, of using racial tensions in Phoenix to score political points.

Zikalala and members of the KZN cabinet on Tuesday embarked on a “peace walk” in Phoenix, north of Durban, as part of what the provincial government described as efforts to unite black and Indian communities in the aftermath of the July riots which turned into a race war in the area.

However, DA provincial leader, Francois Rodgers , said it was disingenuous for Zikalala to claim to be uniting the two groups after the Premier had previously claimed that the Indians were to “blame” for the violence.

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