FIKILE-NTSIKELELO Moya's article "Morality shouldn't be based on what the opposition thinks" (August 17) would be amusing were it not so tragically destructive.
Moya believes the DA has replaced the National Party as the "new oppressors of black people". This is an explosive and bizarre accusation, which one would expect would then be justified by some explanation and evidence. Not so in Moya's case.
In fact, readers could not be blamed for being confused as to what Moya is trying to argue.
Indeed, he goes on to suggest that more often than not there are many South Africans who agree with the DA's position on key national issues. Somehow though, Moya presents this as evidence of oppression, of a new kind of racism, and of contrived manipulation of the voters.
So how are the disgraceful words of the opening paragraph ever justified by Moya? They are dishonest at best, and downright malicious at worst.
Moya's piece is also indicative of what we have come to expect from Sowetan of late. The paper has reserved its most bitter and acerbic comment for the DA.
Instead of declaring that the paper is now the chief champion of the Zuma cause, Moya insists on running Sowetan behind the façade of being a serious, objective source of political analysis.
Instead of challenging the DA on its record in government or on our belief that good service delivery and expanded opportunity is the most effective liberator of the poor, Sowetan chooses persistently to manufacture a line of attack and then report on its own news. This is perhaps the saddest indictment of any newspaper.
Melany Kühn, Media Officer, DA National Leader's Office