DA leader Mmusi Maimane during a media briefing on the findings of the Farlam Commission report on Marikana on June 28, 2015 in Johannesburg.
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 &39;Stand Up, Speak Out&39;.
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&39;s speech. MmusiOnRace— Adam Wakefield (@adamwake86) January 20, 2016
The initiative comes after the party&39;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&39;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&39;s skin (calling it targets in stead of quotas) FFS— Dirk Donkerbal (@dirkdup69) January 20, 2016