DA Eastern Cape leader Nqaba Bhanga has come out in support of party boss Mmusi Maimane’s views that South Africans need to confront white privilege and black poverty. Maimane’s comments at a Freedom Day rally almost two weeks ago reportedly led to disagreement in the party‚ with some fearing they could alienate white voters. Bhanga said in a statement on Sunday that the matter was simple, and that he agreed with Maimane. This contradicted the view of DA MP Ghaleb Cachalia‚ who was quoted in City Press as saying the matter was complex and required continuing engagement. Cachalia told City Press his concern was Maimane’s juxtaposition of white privilege and black poverty. And in a television interview yesterday‚ DA MP Natasha Mazzone said she agreed that the matter was complex and needed careful engagement. But Bhanga said he agreed with Maimane and that "white privilege cannot be ignored or swept under the table". "It’s a fact that apartheid in its subtle form was created to give pr...

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