EDITORIAL | DA refuses to back down on posters, but it really ...

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EDITORIAL | DA refuses to back down on posters, but it really should

It is not too late for the party to correct its mistake and restore calm by withdrawing the posters and apologising

Editorial

The DA is faced with the task of putting out another fire, this time over controversial election banners in Phoenix, Durban. But instead of trying to douse the flames, the party is seemingly fanning them by saying that not only were the posters going to stay up but others were going to be erected elsewhere across KwaZulu-Natal.

The banners read: “The ANC called you racists. The DA calls you heroes.”

Much of the controversy is around the location where the banners first went up. Phoenix was one of the Durban suburbs hardest hit during the violent failed insurrection in July. There, 36 people died, 30 of them shot...

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