DA mis­cal­cu­lated Zille de­ba­cle

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - JR Whitlock

THE ANC and its af­fil­i­ates are ec­static now that their en­emy num­ber one, He­len Zille, has been re­moved by the DA, a party that has quite un­cer­e­mo­ni­ously shot it­self in the foot.

The demise of Zille has opened the gates for an ANC victory in 2019. The DA, in sub­ju­gat­ing it­self to the clam­our of the ANC, EFF and oth­ers, has shown that it re­ally is not a force to be reck­oned with, and that it can­not stand up to other par­ties.

I have al­ways felt that the DA has fairly in­tel­li­gent peo­ple at the helm, but they badly mis­cal­cu­lated the Zille de­ba­cle. The ma­jor­ity of il­lit­er­ate and un­e­d­u­cated peo­ple of South Africa have no idea where Sin­ga­pore is, what it stands for, or even its po­lit­i­cal his­tory.

Nor have they any real knowl­edge of South African his­tory. They also have no idea where the fa­cil­i­ties, ameni­ties and so­cial in­fra­struc­tures that ev­ery­one en­joys to­day orig­i­nated from.

Who is next in the DA fir­ing line? John Steen­huisen, David Maynier, James Selfe, Mike Wa­ters?

Per­haps they should “smile pretty and watch their backs” and their Ps and Qs.

An im­por­tant guide could be: “Don’t fear the en­emy that at­tacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you.”

Zille just has to re­mem­ber that “she has got noth­ing to lose, be­cause you don’t lose when you lose fake friends”. Grat­i­tude has never been a South African ethic. Sun­nyridge, Ger­mis­ton

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