The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it is in the process of removing “The ANC called you racists,” and: “The DA calls you heroes,” posters in KwaZulu-Natal, which have inadvertently caused offence.
In a statement, the party’s KwaZulu-Natal chairperson Dean Macpherson says the posters have regretfully caused hurt to some people.
“I am deeply sorry and apologise for this. As these posters were unsanctioned by the DA leader, party structures and party campaign leadership, I am arranging the removal of these posters today.”
Macpherson says he wants to assure the public that his intentions was sincere when the posters were put up.
“At no point did I, nor the DA, and at no point would I or the DA ever condone or support those who undertook vigilante actions. In fact, I once again condemn those who undertook vigilante actions which cost lives and damage to property.”
Thirty-six people were killed in the area during the looting in July, with a number of residents standing trial for murder.