Ok so i had hoped that this mornings post about yet another SA model and actress sending out racist tweets HERE would be the last i write on the subject today, but apparently the Democratic Alliance has felt it neccessary to write an open letter to both Tshidi Thamana and Jessica Leandra.
Here’s what DA National Spokesperson, Mmusi Maimane, had to say on the party website.
“Dear Jessica and Tshidi,
I read your tweets over the last couple of days and, like so many other South Africans, I am angry and disappointed at the naked display of racism I saw.
I know that you have both apologised, and I commend you for that. But the damage has been done. Divisions are wider than they were before. The efforts of Nelson Mandela and so many others to reconcile our nation have been dealt a severe blow.
I am in what might have been called under apartheid a ‘mixed marriage’. Under that regime my marriage would have been illegal. The state would have punished my wife and I just for being in love with each other.
The new South Africa changed all that. We are free to love whoever we want whether they are of a different race or whether they are of the same gender. Our Constitution guarantees this as an inalienable right.
But this doesn’t mean that my wife and I don’t get stared at when we hold hands in public. And I know that, one day, our” [Go read the rest HERE]
Wonder if the ANC is gonna release a statement.
ANCYL…what say you?