The Democratic Alliance (DA) have released a statement by KZN party Chairperson, Dean Macpherson MP, confirming their intention to remove the much criticized KZN campaign posters on Thursday, 07 October 2021.
Macpherson, in the statement, explained that the posters were made to ‘honour the bravery and heroism of law abiding citizens who were left to fend for themselves during the July riots and insurrections’ but further went on to admit that the posters have ‘regretfully caused hurt to some people’ and also apologized for it.
“As these posters were unsanctioned by the DA Leader, Party structures and Party campaign leadership, I am arranging the removal of these posters today,” said Macpherson. “Sometimes in politics our words may be poorly chosen, but I wish to assure the public, without contradiction, that my intentions are always sincere,” Macpherson added in the statement.
The DA’s KZN chairperson went further to state in his statement that at no point did he, nor the DA, would ever condone or support those who undertook vigilante actions and also went further to condemn those who undertook vigilante actions which cost lives and damage to property. Dean Macpherson also re-iterated that the DA is a party of non-racialism and it was never his intention to cause any other perception.