Zille and DA will continue fighting for white people

Helen Zille's interview on e.tv on Tuesday night was totally disappointing. When she won the DA leadership contest at the weekend, she raised the nation's hopes when she pledged to stand for many, and not a few.

Helen Zille's interview on e.tv on Tuesday night was totally disappointing. When she won the DA leadership contest at the weekend, she raised the nation's hopes when she pledged to stand for many, and not a few.

But she seemed to lose focus during the interview because the gist of her speech was that she would continue to protect white minority interests, the current core support base of the party, but at the same time she would equally woo more black voters.

This is an insult to self-respecting indigenous people of this country. She cannot serve two masters at the same time.

If the DA is serious about transforming itself into a formidable opposition and ultimately seizing power, it should take that huge risk of losing some of its white conservative members by presenting itself as a party fighting for individual rights rather than group rights.

The dominant ANC is still largely more a liberation movement than a political party. South African "real" party politics will take shape when the ANC cracks right down the middle and a resultant break-away group forms a strong opposition party.

This development will for the first time present South Africans of all races an opportunity to start voting along policy lines.

Richard Maswanganyi, Ga-Rankuwa

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