- Jul 11, 2005
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Wtf. I thought he was one of the good guys.Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has slammed the Institute for Race Relations (IRR), saying it has a "racist strategy" and it admires "the evil apartheid past".
This after the institute called for South Africans to pressure the DA to "expel racist leaders, stamp out corruption, stop race-based policies, break off its alliance with the EFF, and appoint good leaders".
In a series of tweets, Mashaba said the "DA has been hijacked by a far right-wing organisation".
Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has slammed the Institute for Race Relations (IRR), saying it has a "racist strategy".www.timeslive.co.za
The IRR is being a bit non-pc in order to make a point. Herman could tell them the DAs internal fights are non of their business or even that he thinks their way of going about things doesn't help. That it is better if people just stick their heads in the sand and dream of rainbows.He is, just telling the IRR where to get off, they were asking for it.
Ja and your identity politics is stupid. There's a large black middle class and even poor people that aren't completely communist. That group is growing. The DA has no businesses trying to be ANC-lite, they can not complete with the ANC at their own game.(what you would call pandering to the blacks.)I think I am guessing reasons behind Mashaba's response. I suspect he is on this forum as well. Based on frequent posterer's feedback here, I bet he is convinced that half of the talented people are genocided and other half is either emigrated or in the process. So, if he thinks that there is hardly any white person left in SA, why would he pander to them? He is practical.
Another option is to slaan terug, the biggest mistake in politics is being nice and diplomatic to an enemy who has shown you their true colours, like what Ramaphosa did with the Zupta faction, it does not work, I say slaan terug and slaan terug hard.The IRR is being a bit non-pc in order to make a point. Herman could tell them the DAs internal fights are non of their business or even that he thinks their way of going about things doesn't help. That it is better if people just stick their heads in the sand and dream of rainbows.
Yet he chose the libtard SJW response, pulled the race card and called them Nazis.
Cool, you are a good person.Ja and your identity politics is stupid. There's a large black middle class and even poor people that aren't completely communist. That group is growing. The DA has no businesses trying to be ANC-lite, they can not complete with the ANC at their own game.(what you would call pandering to the blacks.)
A week ago, one of my junior colleagues, Hermann Pretorius, inadvertently triggered a meltdown in the Democratic Alliance (DA). The background is that the IRR has started the Daily Friend as an online newspaper – which you are now reading – and young Hermann was asked to write a column in place of a senior columnist who was away. He produced one in which he argued that Western Cape Premier Alan Winde would be an excellent candidate for DA leader.
The DA exploded. DA MP Phumzile van Damme, who has triggered racial conflicts within the party, is being investigated by the party for allegedly assaulting a member of the public, and[b has been identified by party strategists as being a major reason for its loss of support in the elections earlier this year,[/b] took to Twitter to describe the IRR as ‘thirsty hyenas’.
Fellow DA MP Luyolo Mphithi took to Twitter to say, ‘The IRR has taken off its mask a long time ago in its attempt to engineer democracy from the backdoor.’ The trouble with that statement notwithstanding, Mr Mphithi is the same person who was promoted to Parliament by the DA after he sparked the racial furore in Schweizer-Reneke in January when he falsely accused the teachers at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke of racism.
Herman Mashaba, whose administration in Johannesburg is facing serious allegations of corruption and who, we are told, is being investigated by the DA for racially abusing a colleague, said that ‘…involvement of the IRR in DA affairs is extremely concerning…so-called liberal narratives being banded (sic) around are a real threat to South Africa’s democracy…[to]…keep the ANC in power to keep Blacks poor’.
Classical liberalism is a philosophy that supports non-racial policy, freedom of speech, property rights, a market-based economy, individual liberty, and the rule of law. Mr Mashaba, given his long relationship with the Free Market Foundation, knows this. But he has also led the party in its dalliance in Johannesburg with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) – a violent and racist organisation that has threatened to slaughter whites. Is it true, as we are told, that Mr Mashaba invited Julius Malema to his private birthday party and that they laughed and danced, arm in arm, late into the night? That a leader of the DA, which is after all meant to be a liberal party, could describe liberalism as ‘a threat to democracy’ shows how the deals that party has made have poisoned and changed it. If it does not break off that dalliance, the EFF may become its graveyard – as the very clever and capable EFF leaders understand and their admirers in the ANC desire.