- Democratic Alliance head John Steenhuisen is anything but apologetic for the posters that were put up in Phoenix, north of Durban
- Steenhuisen was addressing the media recently where he revealed that he would not seek forgiveness for the controversial local government election posters
- The posters were placed vertically on a pole beside the road and an image of such was shared to social media where South Africans could not hold back their emotions
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DA leader John Steenhuisen revealed that he would not be seeking forgiveness for the local government election posters that were placed on poles in Phoenix, north of Durban. The party is facing intense criticism and being accused of fueling racial tension.
Two posters placed vertically went viral on social media as South Africans discussed the DA's unique way of campaigning.
"The ANC called you racists” and “The DA calls you heroes," read the posters. An image of the posters was shared to social media by @Eusebius. Phoenix has been making national headlines since the civil unrest in July.
According to The Citizen, the African National Congress in the province were far from impressed by the posters. The party stated that not only were the posters 'fascist in nature' but that they were also 'shameful'.
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The viral social media post about Phoenix that got Mzansi talking
South Africa's response to the controversial matter
"If only it was that simple to analyze what happened in Phoenix, that there were only racists and heroes."
"@IECSouthAfrica is this allowed taking into consideration that those people in Phoenix killed unarmed black people. Does IEC endorse violence as long as it's committed by anyone but Indigenous Africans."
"Not sure I agree but in reality, it is a municipal election and not a general election. Target what matters to the community in that voting area. I think the ANC and EFF forget that fact or do fully understand it. Phoenix DA."
DA’s John Steenhuisen trends, Phumzile Van Damme says he’ll go back to selling dog shampoo
Previously, Briefly News reported that as political parties battle it out to score votes in the upcoming local government elections, it seems the Democratic Alliance is also fighting with their own former member. This comes after former DA member Phumzile Van Damme is said to have lashed out at the party leader, John Steenhuisen.
Van Damme is alleged to have called out the outspoken leader, saying he will go back to his old job where he sold dog shampoo. A tweet accredited to Van Damme has surfaced on social media as the leader is trending on Twitter.
The former parliamentarian says it’s bad when one is not educated because you end up settling for any job. She also says Steenhuisen is jealous because she is still doing fine after leaving the opposition party. According to a tweet uploaded by @SineMahamba, Van Damme is now turning her focus to Steenhuisen.
Source: Briefly News