As the Democratic Alliance (DA) goes into this weekend's Federal Congress, it finds itself at something of a crossroads.
Will its attempts to be seen as non-racial be interpreted as a 'white washing' of real concerns about the continuing race based disadvantage many voters are facing?
How serious is it about those voters when many of the township based constituents find themselves excluded from sending delegates at the very congress to elect leaders?
Former DA leader, Tony Leon says the idea that the DA is at a crossroads is not a new one. He says he people have been saying that since he was running things.
People always say the party is at a crossroads, the party is gotta square the circle between its current support base and the constituency it wants to have, these are not new themes. The party has often dealt with them.— Tony Leon, Former DA leader
If the DA is supposed to be a liberal party, it can't resort to quotas or to racial percentages to achieve specific diverse outcome.— Tony Leon, Former DA leader
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