Mmusi Maimane, are you walking dogs of populism?
Are you trying to win the votes of white-hating, black people?
Is the Democratic Alliance (DA) still a party for all South Africans?
WALKING DOGS OF POPULISM
1. The Democratic Alliance (DA) expected its councillors to sign an anti-racism pledge. A piece of paper with a scrawl of ink doesn’t change who a person is. Racism cannot be simply traded away. Instead, its absence should be verified before any politician enters into service to the public. The DA, under your pretend leadership, devolved a serious issue into a publicity stunt.
2. Then you personally posted that horrendous, seemingly fake, photo of black men about to stone the white ‘coffin’ racists.
3. Now you’ve implied that non-white maids walking white people’s dogs is wrong. You could say that’s not what you meant but which rings more true, that or you standing up for better contracts for maids? No matter the reasoning, it was an irresponsible tweet for a leader representing a third of South Africa.
Mmusi, the problem isn’t white vs black but rather poor leadership and unequal wealth distribution. Any job that helps distribute some of that wealth is a good thing. Inadequate education, industry destruction and corruption are the real culprits. Even if we solved those problems, there’d still be dog-walkers. You’ll find them of all colours worldwide.
Where I live, there’s a black man who’s a caretaker, looking after 3 houses as a gardener, handyman and maid. He jogs the dogs twice daily when the owner visits 2-3 days per month. He rides to work on a motorbike and gets an extended vacation because he’s got what some would consider being a good job.
HATES FOR VOTE GAME
Mmusi, you seem to be joining the hate for votes game. Are you? If so, why would you do that now? Why would you begin talking with your own voice and walking your toddler’s walk?
I believe it’s because it’s true that Helen Zille is losing power and that the DA Federal Executive, or the overseas billionaires and liberal groups that secretly fund them hundreds of millions of rands annually, have decided she must go and that the time is ripe to seize as many EFF and ANC supporters as possible as Jacob Zuma hopefully implodes.
So as to punctuate the departure, Helen’s been mostly absent from the media (which the DA media isn’t talking about) except for her publishing her autobiography, a bestseller for readers of confirmation bias. She conveniently left out her scandal that’s Knysna, a town that offers an honest view into the rotting heart of the DA. What has happened in Knysna will eventually find its way into the history books and taint Helen forever.
WE DELIVER FOR ALL?
Mmusi Maimane, you seem to be abusing sensitive issues so as to play on the emotions of frustrated South Africans. You’re choosing to crawl as a politician rather than walk as a leader. I can’t imagine how that fits into your claimed devotion to religion.
Are you selfishly walking dogs of populism? Do you no longer believe in the DA slogan, “WE DELIVER FOR ALL”? Has the other slogan, “VOTE FOR CHANGE”, become something that we minorities should be scared of?