The Democratic Alliance has caused a stir amongst South Africans with a controversial claim that ‘constitutional blacks’ make up the majority of its parliamentary caucus list.
The DA rubbed up South Africans the wrong way with a controversial social media post.
The tweet was shared by Phumzile Van Damme (@zilevandamme), and it read as follows: “For the critics here are some facts: The DA’s parliamentary caucus will look significantly different from what it has looked for the fifth parliament. The list handed over by the DA IEC this week comprises 50.5% constitutional blacks, and 49.5% white people.”
Bemused South Africans questioned why the DA used the term ‘constitutional blacks’ and twitter user, @tumisole, was one of them.
He retweeted the post and it attracted a strong response.
Briefly.co.za noted that the term angered those in favour of and against the DA.
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Many deduced that the term implied that ‘unconstitutional blacks’ existed as well.
The simple explanation is that the term refers to non-whites but the expression did enough to rub people up the wrong way.
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