Is the Kohler Barnard storm a big test for Maimane?

Dianne Kohler-Barnard's Facebook post has outraged black South Africans and raised questions about the DA's transformation agenda.

This comes just months after the party appointed a black leader, Mmusi Maimane, a move that was seen as helping to make inroads in the black electorate.

702's Stephen Grootes spoke to political analyst Somadoda Fikeni about what this predicament means for Maimane and the party in general.

Listen to the conversation below:

Kohler-Barnard has since apologised for reposting a Facebook status that praised former apartheid leader PW Botha. However, questions remain about whether she should resign or the party should fire her.


This article first appeared on 702 : Is the Kohler Barnard storm a big test for Maimane?


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