DA leader John Steenhuisen has dismissed claims that the party’s popularity is declining due to the controversial poster which was installed in Phoenix, north of Durban, and then withdrawn after public outcry.
DA insiders told media that Steenhuisen’s position as party leader could be at risk.
There was internal opposition to posters, while members of the federal executive also rejected them.
About 36 people were killed in Phoenix in suspected racially motivated attacks during the July unrest.
Steenhuisen says the party will surprise many in the next election.
“We continue to focus on service delivery and our message to get our message across. I find it very strange that anyone would have seen this poll. Moreover, it is kept secret. He who flees must learn to flee with precision. Everything they disclose is inaccurate, it certainly is not. In fact, I’m glad the media and leakers are releasing a poll that shows a downtrend because we’ll surprise everyone on election day when this party gets things done. “
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Zille on posters in Phoenix
Earlier this week, DA Federal Council President Helen Zille refused to denounce her party’s election posters in Phoenix.
Zille says she won’t allow the government to scapegoat minorities.
“I reject the majority as a scapegoat for the minority. I reject the slaughter of whiteness. I refuse to kill the Boers. I reject things like saying that all Indians are racist because it’s those kinds of things that lead to things like the Rwandan genocide and the holocaust. The majority government is failing every person in this country. They cannot fulfill their most basic responsibilities of keeping people safe. “
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