CAPE TOWN - The DA in the Western Cape says it will look into allegations of racism in the party raised by former Cape Town Council Chief Whip, Shaun August.
He accused some prominent DA leaders of being racist.
August claimed that senior officials, politically and administratively, are majority white members and said he has engaged with leader Mmusi Maimane and James Selfe about his concerns.
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He accused DA leadership of using black members as foot soldiers while white leadership made all the decisions.
The party convened a media briefing to respond to the latest developments following the resignation of August and four other councillors.
The party said the allegations were intended to distract from the report released implicating outgoing mayor Patricia de Lille in administrative misconduct but they would look into the allegations.
The Democratic Alliance is holding a briefing to respond to this morning's City of Cape Town Council meeting.
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