Richard Anthony Chemaly
4 minute read
22 Oct 2019
3:24 pm

Mashaba’s move signals an evolution in our politics

Richard Anthony Chemaly

While the mayor’s reasoning may spark much controversy and difficulty for the DA, the action itself is something rather mature.

Richard Anthony Chemaly. Entertainment attorney, radio broadcaster and lecturer of communication ethics.

When the delegates of the DA conference went in to vote to replace James Selfe, their consideration matrix likely did not include, “How would Ntate Herman feel about this?” One cannot really fault any of those delegates because, until now, our politics have never really required South Africans to consider the impact of their vote and its outcomes on others. If the DA had a word cloud of their most loved terms, the words 'liberal' and 'democracy' would be right up there, but both of those words require that they be open to differing ideas. Credit where it is due...