Gopolang Moloko
1 minute read
8 May 2018
5:02 pm

Twitter: DA a ‘horror movie killing off black characters’

Gopolang Moloko

Twitter users appear to believe DA members of colour have no longevity in the party.

Former Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille’s ousting by the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) leadership has sparked a new narrative on Twitter.

Reactions on the social media platform by users painted a picture of a bad horror movie where the “black characters die first”.

https://twitter.com/PeoplesNews_/status/993829064178913280

The announcement to expel De Lille was made on Tuesday morning by DA chair James Selfe and his deputy, Natasha Mazzone, on Tuesday.

De Lille, however, said she intended to make an announcement about her political future once she had cleared her name.

She said she would be legally challenging the termination of her membership because the cessation clause used to oust her was unconstitutionally and unfairly applied to her.

https://twitter.com/Ari_Gold99/status/993833481019981824

Twitter has been riddled with reactions of De Lille’s ‘booting’, yet one conversation that seems to be gaining momentum is the #DArejectsblack, which appears to highlight how its members of colour have been leaving the party, each one for different reasons.

https://twitter.com/PeoplesNews_/status/993853324716802048

https://twitter.com/PeoplesNews_/status/993835776311021574

https://twitter.com/PeoplesNews_/status/993831474221801472

Even the ANC’s election head and Twitter heavyweight Fikile Mbalula appears to think some members last in the DA while others don’t.

https://twitter.com/MbalulaFikile/status/993776288426061824

https://twitter.com/MbalulaFikile/status/993771253365342209

A question was also posed by users if the party had space for black leaders?

https://twitter.com/PeoplesNews_/status/993830300596822016