Some South Africans are actually worried about the challenges facing the country’s main opposition party the Democratic Alliance (DA).
The DA’s former leader Helen Zille and the incumbent leader Mmusi Maimane have been engulfed in serious issues. The Western Cape Premiers made some strong colonial tweets which the DA and Maimane is saying that her comment is tarnishing the image and vision of the party.
A letter is doing the rounds purportedly showing a letter addressed to the Gupta’s and signed by then DA leader Helen Zille.
In the letter, dated 25 May 2009, Helen Zille thanks a certain Mr Gupta for the ‘generous donation’ and goes on to explain in detail how the donation had helped the DA in getting more votes compared to the 2004 elections.
Part of the letter reads : ‘Your financial contribution helped us to achieve our three key objectives in the recent elections’ then goes on to list the three objectives which were :
- Keeping the ANC below a two thirds majority.
- Significantly consolidating our (DA) position as the official opposition and,
- Winning an outright majority in the Western Cape.
Here is the letter below;