SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande has thrown his weight behind the ANC, accusing the Democratic Alliance of being a party full of racists.
The ANC said on Tuesday it had laid a formal complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to investigate the DA as a “breeding ground” for racists.
Spokesperson Zizi Kodwa told News24 that they had asked the commission to investigate racism within the DA, as well as whether the DA was fuelled by racists.
Among those that the party had laid complaints against were:
– DA MP Mike Waters who allegedly posted a picture on Twitter showing a pack of dogs lining up at a tree, underneath which was a picture of President Jacob Zuma;
– DA member Penny Sparrow who took to Facebook describing black beachgoers as “monkeys”, in an apparent reaction to litter left behind after New Year’s celebrations;
– Nelson Mandela Bay DA councillor Chris Roberts, who allegedly referred to UDM councillor Mongameli Bobani as “councillor bobbejaan”.
“Most of these racists come from the DA… Waters, Diane Kohler-Barnard, you name them, they are there,” said Kodwa.
Kohler-Barnard recently came under fire for sharing a Facebook post praising apartheid president PW Botha.
We cannot – in a constitutional programme of transformation to build a non-racial society – allow a Member of Parliament (MP) to propagate hate speech and racist trolling using social media,” Nzimande said.
“The SACP has consistently exposed the character of the so-called Democratic Alliance