Editorials
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8 Nov 2021
7:15 am

SA should invest in youth like DA’s ‘white Zulu’

Editorials

Those who observed Chris Pappas on the campaign trail and his interactions with black voters say it's more than mere language lip service.

DA mayor Chris Pappas, 'white Zulu.' Picture: Supplied

Chris Pappas is more than an example of a party winning a municipality and then nominating him as the next mayor. He is the face of what South African politics could have been – and may still be – where race is not getting in the way. He, at just 30, is – at first glance anyway – the epitome of white privilege. He went to private schools and then the posh Hilton College in KwaZulu-Natal. No surprise that he joined the Democratic Alliance, it might seem. Yes – and no. Like many stories in contemporary South Africa, that of...