Columnist Peter Bruce says he agrees with DA MP Hlanganani Gumbi that to build a nonracial party one must use race in policy-making (“Let’s talk about the economy and not race in the months ahead (”, November 6).

Gumbi had responded to DA federal executive chair Helen Zille by saying: “The debate on whether race is a proxy or not for disadvantage in the DA is sadly back. Nevertheless it must be addressed. The simple answer is yes, of course race is a proxy for disadvantage.”..

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