South Africa 19.1.2016 12:57 pm

Mmusi on Racism – full speech

Democratic Alliance party leader, Mmusi Maimane gives a speech at the Apartheid Museum in Ormonde, Johannesburg, 19 January 2016. His speech focused on the recent spate of racism on social media and that South Africa as a whole needs to tackle it. Picture Neil McCartney

Democratic Alliance party leader, Mmusi Maimane gives a speech at the Apartheid Museum in Ormonde, Johannesburg, 19 January 2016. His speech focused on the recent spate of racism on social media and that South Africa as a whole needs to tackle it. Picture Neil McCartney

“There is no place in the DA for people who believe the colour of their skin renders them superior.”

DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, has delivered a speech entitled “Let’s find each other again”, Tuesday, in Johannesburg.

The official opposition leader went on to lambast current racist acts in South Africa, noting that the DA is no place “for people who believe the colour of their skin render them superior to others”.

Tellingly, Mmusi ended his speech saying “Let us build a nation where we can prosper together. And let us go into the future, as one people, with a shared destiny” in a speech that asks South Africans everywhere to “stand together against racism”.

A full copy of the speech follows:

 

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