Twitter reacts to MmusiOnRace

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DA leader Mmusi Maimane during a media briefing on the findings of the Farlam Commission report on Marikana on June 28, 2015 in Johannesburg.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane during a media briefing on the findings of the Farlam Commission report on Marikana on June 28, 2015 in Johannesburg.

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DA leader Mmusi Maimane during a media briefing on the findings of the Farlam Commission report on Marikana on June 28, 2015 in Johannesburg.

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;.

Watch the full speech here

The first one of these, which took place at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg on Tuesday, drew a lot of reaction twitter.

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.