The recent furore over the DASO image depicting a mixed race couple got me thinking about DA parliamentary leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko and what she has to offer South African society. Mazibuko’s rise up the ranks within the DA has been hailed by the mainstream, liberal media as a sign that the DA is transforming and [...]
This poem drew its inspiration from the conversation I had on Facebook upon congratulating Lindiwe Mazibuko on becoming Democratic Alliance (DA) party leader in Parliament. Young black South Africans in their mid 20′s and early 30′s shared similar sentiments to mine. A brave African lady slightly older than us decided that we had all lost [...]
Name the most powerful opposition politician? Who makes the government fear for its continuity? Helen Zille? Please… Terror Lekota? Give me a break… If there is one citizen who the government and the ruling party should rightly fear it is Vavi. How does the Alliance hold when there are clearly factions which are deeply at odds with one another when it comes to the vision for the future of the country? Clearly history has something to do with it, also the myth that it is so ‘cold’ outside of the Alliance.