Peter Bruce Columnist

The DA. Did you see? It’s fallen apart. It’s finished now that Helen Zille’s back in the office. It’s the end of a dream. No more “transformed” sunlit upland. Whites will never change and all the black people in the DA are coconuts.

I don’t remember anything like it — a synchronised cacophony arose, everyone racing to be the first to call the demise of the official opposition.

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