I am a black South African who is also a proud member of the DA. I subscribe to the principles, policies and vision of an open-opportunity society that my party stands for.
I will do everything in my power to mobilise black people to understand and support the DA and will mobilise people so that the party can win the elections and be the next government.
People like your reader Mohammed S misunderstand and misinterpret the DA and its re-branding. We have many times acknowledged disparities, inequality and suffering that apartheid caused black people and we have openly condemned it. But we shouldn't dwell on the past. We need to move on.
The DA is focusing on a true nonracial, progressive, rainbow nation. A society that does not depend on grants, but uses them as a safety net.
We want to build a nation that is self-reliant with a government as a vehicle to assist and create opportunities for all.
This vision will never be realised under the arrogant, populist ANC.
We enjoy more black votes than the so-called black parties such as the UDM and PAC.
Our leader, Helen Zille, won the 2008 World Mayor Award, beating Amos Masondo and other ANC mayors.
What does that tell you? That the DA-led municipalities are the best run. That's why I'll vote for the DA.
Nkululeko Dlamini, Orange Farm