Brendan Seery
Deputy Editor
3 minute read
12 Apr 2021
5:15 am

What would a ‘sensible centre’ party look like in SA?

Brendan Seery

I personally would like to see an organisation where race really is not an issue for the members or the leadership.

Proceedings in Parliament during the 2021 State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS

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