JOHANNESBURG - Following the recent racist exchanges on social media platforms, DA leader Mmusi Maimane has undertaken to start a series of dialogues on race titled 'Stand Up, Speak Out'.
The first one of these, which took place at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg on Tuesday, drew a lot of reaction twitter.
The decision to welcome back Diane Kohler Barnard, even with caveats, stands in stark contrast to Maimane's speech. #MmusiOnRace— Adam Wakefield (@adamwake86) January 20, 2016
The initiative comes after the party's stance on race came under fire following one of its members, Penny Sparrow, receiving a backlash after her racist remarks on Twitter.
Da has no place for racists? Kanti what about Dianne Kohler Barnard? Sorry but i'm not buying it. #MmusiOnRace— Dikela (@njongomato) January 20, 2016
I see that #MmusiOnRace will, just like the ANC, still focus on the colour of people's skin (calling it targets in stead of quotas) FFS— Dirk Donkerbal (@dirkdup69) January 20, 2016