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DA uses “contempt” in the message of the LGE poster: Crispin Hemson-SABC News

The director of the Nonviolence Center at Durban University of Technology, Crispin Hemson, said the Democratic Alliance (DA) despised the message on the poster for the local elections in Phoenix, Durban.

As competition for elections intensified, the party accused the African National Congress on suspicion of racial tensions in the region after recent public unrest.

DA categorically claims that there is nothing wrong with using it as a means of campaigning for elections in KwaZulu-Natal.

According to Hemson, the DA is using insensitivity to exploit racial tensions that allegedly killed more than 30 people in the area.

In July, racial tensions increased during the turmoil in the region. People were killed, most of them black. People in the area explained that gunshots, corpses, and cars were being burned.

After the looting, there were attacks on homes and businesses, and Phoenix residents set up barricades at almost every intersection. Indian residents fought against black neighbors living in informal settlements in Bambai, Zwellish and Amaoti.

Video: Dr. Ramanaidu, director of the 6-degree shift, looks back on Phoenix’s violence.

Monument

Last month, KwaZulu-Natal Prime Minister Sihle Zikalala announced that he would build a monument and peace garden to commemorate the 36 victims of the July Phoenix massacre and the affected communities.

Zicarala announced a peace march from Phoenix to the neighboring town of Bambai in northern Durban.

Video: Phoenix Peace March:

DA uses “contempt” in the message of the LGE poster: Crispin Hemson-SABC News

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