Cliff Buchler
2 minute read
27 Nov 2019
6:20 am

Steenhuisen, and the DA, could do with Churchill’s wisdom

Cliff Buchler

Steenhuisen has the opportunity of appointing the right people for the job and addressing poverty with concrete and sustainable plans.

John Steenhuisen and Ivan Meyer address the media, 17 November 2019. Democratic Alliance (DA) members voted for John Steenhuisen to become their new interim leader and voted for Ivan Meyer to be the party’s interim federal chairperson at Nkukuleko House in Johannesburg. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

New Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen should learn from some of the choice quotes from Winston Churchill as he takes on the task of not only uniting the factions within the party, but comes up with solutions for SA’s crying needs. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it’s the courage to continue that counts.” Steenhuisen undoubtedly faces an uphill task. But, on the plus side, the ANC has shown its true colours of being incompetent and corrupt and no longer of any use to the black people who trusted it to end their struggle against poverty and unemployment....