The ANC caucus in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature welcomes the resignation of Mr John Moodey as the provincial leader of the Democratic Alliance in Gauteng and as an MPL
The ANC Caucus in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature noted the resignation of Mr. John Moodey from the Democratic Alliance. Mr. Moodey was the Provincial leader and a contender for the position of DA leader.
We are not surprised by the abandonment of the DA by Mr. Moodey who has suddenly 'realized that the DA doesn't care about the majority of black South Africans'. The DA was never and will never be the home for all South Africans. We expect many more black and colored members of the DA to resign in their numbers as Madam Zille and her Cabal continue to purge all Africans from the White neoliberal party. We only expect the disgraced and DA poster boy Mr. Solly Msimanga to remain in the whites-only party.
While Mr. Moodey has experienced the 'Damascus moment' only now, he joins a long list of leaders that have been purged by the DA. The center-right positioning of DA confirms that it is still a party of white privilege which was formed to defend the interests of whites who are still trapped in the old South Africa.
Regrettably, Mr. Moodey abetted the DA's gerrymandering by his continued membership and leadership of a party that has consistently shown insensitivity to black South Africans on comments about race and colonialism by a leader of the DA.
The resignation of Mr. Moodey is a confirmation that the DA is incapable of transforming to a party that represents the aspirations of all South African irrespective of race, class, and gender and remains an exclusive laager of white privilege and exclusivity.
The fact that he was facing charges for defending another black former DA leader smacks of racism. The latest developments in the DA highlights ideological and political bankruptcy.
We wish Mr. Moodey well now that he has seen what many people have always known and seen about the DA.
Issued by the Office of the Chief Whip, Cde Mzi Khumalo.
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