DA poster row exposes divisions in the party

It has pitted the party’s top leadership against its provincial leaders, after the latter were unanimous that campaign posters with messages that could further stoke race tensions in the predominantly Indian neighbourhood of Phoenix, in Durban, should be taken down.

Race troubles

A number of people died in this neighbourhood following a week of unbridled looting, arson and violence in the city in July. Some residents formed armed vigilante groups due to fears that looters would invade their homes once all the malls had been ransacked.

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