Using race as a proxy to mobilise against each other is unacceptable - Trollip
Candidate for the Democratic Alliance Federal Council chairperson Athol Trollip says the party has changed from the time it was formed 20 years ago.
Trollip has joined former party leader Helen Zille, former deputy chief whip Mike Waters and Thomas Walters in the race.
The Federal Council is the party’s most senior decision-making body and is seen as second only to the party leader in terms of its power and importance.
Speaking to Refilwe Moloto, Trollip says he has been able to lead successful teams in the party.
We have taken a decision a long time ago to become a party of governance. In order to do that we have to have votes from all communities.Athol Trollip, Candidate for the DA Federal Council Chair
The only way we can do that is to have message discipline, consistency so that voters can know exactly what the DA stands for. I don't think we have been doing that well enough and I think I can bring consistency in that regard.Athol Trollip, Candidate for the DA Federal Council Chair
Trollip says when the formed the party in 2000, they brought in enemies together.
Now the irony is that there are people in our party that want to be purists but they were part of the decision to bring the National Party in.Athol Trollip, Candidate for the DA Federal Council Chair
Any political party that can succeed in South Africa can hardly present itself as a purist at anything.Athol Trollip, Candidate for the DA Federal Council Chair
My strongest point is I am loyal, dedicated to this party.Athol Trollip, Candidate for the DA Federal Council Chair
He adds that the party has done a good job in bringing all races together.
Black leadership is emerging right across our party and the party is growing because of that.Athol Trollip, Candidate for the DA Federal Council Chair
When you start racialising every single issue then you are going to start blaming race and holding race to account.Athol Trollip, Candidate for the DA Federal Council Chair
Any person whether white or black who uses race as a proxy to mobilise against each other it is completely unacceptable.Athol Trollip, Candidate for the DA Federal Council Chair
Listen to the full interview below...
Cogta Minister could easily have made these administrative fines not criminal to avoid this entire problem, says Howard Dembovsky.Read More
A medical expert who serves on the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) says the alcohol ban is not a sustainable solution in the fight against Covid-19.Read More
Bruce Whitfield interviews reps from the Restaurant Association Of SA, Business Unity SA and the National Liquor Traders Council.Read More
A video shot from a passing car in Allentown in the USA, shockingly like George Floyd's brutal arrest is under investigation.Read More
South African Liquor Brand owners Association CEO Kurt Moore says they were not consulted before the president's announcement.Read More
Institute for Global Dialogue Sanusha Naidu says a balance between a State-led and market-led approach in the country is needed.Read More
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the sale and distribution of alcohol has been suspended with immediate effect.Read More
The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance in South Africa (SAAPA SA) has advised the command council to introduce tougher restrictions on booze.Read More
The average waiting period for housing applicants in the Western Cape is 15 years, says Human Settlements MEC Tertius Simmers.Read More
The Presidency has now deleted an infographic on social media suggesting that leisure travel is allowed under level 3 regulations.Read More