Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
4 minute read
11 Oct 2021
5:04 am

DA trying to capitalise on Indian-Zulu racial tension ‘backfired’

Brian Sokutu

Analysts say the DA's attempt to capitalise on racial tension was a miscalculation, with the deep-seated issues needing to be resolved.

Da Leader John Steenhuizen on the campaign trail.

Indian-Zulu tensions in Phoenix and other parts of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) reflect years of deep-seated and unresolved racial challenges – not to be used by political parties for electioneering – a leading political analysts said yesterday, conceding that the DA elections strategy has backfired. The official opposition party has been reeling from a wave of political attacks over its controversial posters in Phoenix – a volatile area during the recent unrest, that led to the killing of black Africans by Indians in the area. “The ANC called you racists” and “The DA calls you heroes,” the DA posters read – sparking...