DA leader Mmusi Maimane has defended the decision to lift the suspension of MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard after sharing a Facebook post saying the delivery of public services was better under apartheid regime president PW Botha.
702 and Cape Talk's Stephen Grootes on Wednesday spoke to DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, on what informed the decision.
Listen to the conversation below:
There are South Africans who perhaps hold that view, and sometimes to my surprise even black South Africans.— Mmusi Maimane, DA leader
We've taken the strongest action that we could, we suspended her membership. We didn't sit back and not act.— Mmusi Maimane, DA leader
If there are people in the DA who perhaps ever thought that such a view must be sustained, they have learned the lesson now that it is not a view that the party will tolerate.— Mmusi Maimane, DA leader
This article first appeared on 702 : Maimane on Kohler-Barnard: 'This is not about protecting a white South African'