The DA’s policies may sound good on paper but won’t win my vote. This message is lost to the DA leadership. Identity politics are more important than policies or personalities.

People like Mbali Ntuli who are pulling the party away from the right to the centre are a minority. Their voices are drowned by the right-wing ideology. The core values of classical liberalism as advocated by Alan Paton and John Locke have been replaced by conservatism. You sometimes get the feeling black people in the party are accessories to improve aesthetics...

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