Uproar over DA parliamentary candidate being asked for proof of race

Uproar over DA parliamentary candidate being asked for proof of race

- The DA is up in arms after one of their MP candidates was asked to prove that she is a person of colour

- The leader of the KZN Women’s Network questioned the race of would-be MP, Hannah Winckler

- The DA is currently investigating the matter

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The DA is in uproar after KZN Women’s Network leader, Shehana Kajee, asked would-be DA MP Candidate, Hannah Winckler, to prove she is a person of colour.

Allegedly, Winckler, who is a Kwa-Zulu Natal DA South Coast constituency officer, had to ask her father for a copy of his ID to prove that she is mixed-race.

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According to the Sunday Times, Winckler explained the incident in detail in a letter to DA provincial leader Zwakele Mncwango.

The letter outlined how Winckler had explained her position as a person of colour, to which Kajee replied:

“What does your ID book racially categorise you as?”

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DA federal executive chair James Selfe said that the party was currently dealing with the issue.

Briefly.co.za found that both Winckler and Kajee gave no comment on the matter.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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