Streaming issues? Report here
nonn-show-picjpg nonn-show-picjpg
702 Music with Nonn Botha
14:00 - 18:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: This is Africa with Richard Nwamba
See full line-up
702 Music with Nonn Botha
14:00 - 18:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics

I wanted one SA for all but DA members called me cheeky black - Herman Mashaba

10 February 2020 12:07 PM
Tags:
Democratic Alliance
Herman Mashaba
The People's Dialogue

Eusebius McKaiser sits down with the People's Dialogue founder on why he left the Democratic Alliance to form a new party.

Former Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba and founder of the People's Dialogue says before he accepted mayoral candidateship by the Democratic Alliance (DA), he discussed emigrating with his family.

RELATED: People's Dialogue targets 18-million people who did not vote - Herman Mashaba

Mashaba joins Eusebius McKaiser to discuss why he still wants to be actively involved in South African politics.

We had two options, either we pack and go. The other option was for me to throw my hat in the ring and become an active participant in politics.

Herman Mashaba, Founder - People's Dialogue

He says he joined the DA because it had this mantra of building one South Africa for all and that appealed to him.

I am a capitalist and capitalism runs in my blood, so they were the only party that resonated with me. But the problem started when I wanted to implement one South Africa for all in a practical manner.

Herman Mashaba, Founder - People's Dialogue

A few months before there were talks of a motion of no confidence, there were few DA members who started calling me a cheeky black. Cheeky blacks were those who were not toeing the line.

Herman Mashaba, Founder - People's Dialogue

Upon announcing his resignation, there was an outcry by people for him to stay in politics, Mashaba notes.

Based on the submission received, we are going to form a political party.

Herman Mashaba, Founder - People's Dialogue

Listen below to the full conversation:


10 February 2020 12:07 PM
Tags:
Democratic Alliance
Herman Mashaba
The People's Dialogue

Recommended

More from Politics

scootersjpg

'EC scooters were procured to allow transportation of meds by health workers'

10 July 2020 12:07 PM

Provincial health department head Dr Thobile Mbengashe is adamant that these scooters were never meant to be ambulances.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

scootersjpg

EC tender was for 100 clinics, not ambulances - Fabkomp director

10 July 2020 7:34 AM

The company that got the R10 million tender's Brian Harmse sheds light on the controversial project.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190124 Phil Masinga4

For anyone to write me off politically at this moment is ill-advised - Gigaba

9 July 2020 11:50 AM

Clement Manyathela chats with former minister Malusi Gigaba in a new feature called #HangingOutwithClement.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

123rf A pile of two hundred rand notes, South African currency money

'It is critical that South Africa brings its public debt under control'

9 July 2020 8:07 AM

RMB CEO James Formby says if the country doesnt control its debt, it will find itself in an economic quagmire.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200707truckdriversgif

Truck drivers continue with protest despite union's plea for the strike to end

8 July 2020 1:57 PM

All Truck Drivers Foundation Gauteng secretary Mandla Mngomezulu says the union condemn any violence that is brought by protest.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

5bad5cbc-6b7e-4f1f-8645-42121cf93eb0.jpg

Numsa and Sacca among five unions who accepted SAA voluntary severance packages

8 July 2020 11:38 AM

Public Enterprises Department acting director-general Kgathatso Tlhakudi gives insight on how the agreement was reached.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191125mukharigif

George Mukhari Hospital CEO says he learnt about alleged rape from media

8 July 2020 7:46 AM

The police and the hospital are investigating the rape incident of a two-year-old while in a COVID-19 isolation area.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Mokonyane1

'It is important to put something tangible to allegations against Mokonyane'

7 July 2020 2:39 PM

Investigative journalist Kyle Cowan says the Zondo commission is taking a very long time and there is a little bit of inquiry fatigue.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200506-truter-vbs-edjpg

If Truter spills the beans a lot of VBS looters will be in trouble - Clement

7 July 2020 2:36 PM

Clement Manyathela unpacks what he thinks will happen if former VBS CFO Phillip Truter testifies.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

ebdbczdxsaesdv-jpg

Media giant to shut down some publications as COVID-19 hits Media24

7 July 2020 1:20 PM

CEO Ishmet Davidson says the pandemic has accelerated the pre-existing and long-term structural decline in print media.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward