JOHANNESBURG – A South African movement leader, Mmusi Maimane, has said the Democratic Alliance (DA) has failed to build a party that embodies the vision of all South Africans and recognizes injustices against black people.
Reacting to Mbali Ntuli‘s resignation from the country’s second-largest party on Thursday, Maimane said the party’s stance on color blindness has proven unsympathetic to the pain of black South Africans.
“This political party has no vision on how to elect black officials to represent South Africans in this formation?”
The former DA national leader said Ntuli’s resignation was not a surprise and was the result of the party’s lack of ambition to tackle economic exclusion.
Maimane’s comments come as the Democratic Alliance has sparked a new debate on BBBEE politics and calls for its abolition.
The party said lawmakers had failed to address the country’s socio-economic challenges and should be replaced with an assessment based on the Sustainable Development Goals.