DA leader John Steenhuisen has reiterated his view, that the party is the most diverse in the country and it is far from being racist.

This after days of social media uproar, following posters that were put up in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal, believed to have been sowing racial divisions in a democratic society.

But Steenhuisen says with the calibre of councillor candidates produced at the Metsimaholo Municipality in the Free State, it is evident that the DA is a united party in diversity.

He was in Sasolburg today, where the party unveiled its election manifesto for the Metsimaholo Municipality and the party’s mayoral candidate, Jeff Zwane.

Steenhuisen says the DA will not focus on things that seek to derail them from taking full control of the major municipalities in the country.

“Look at our diversity of our candidates in this election, in this municipality of Metsimaholo – look at them. It’s South Africans from all walks of life, from all backgrounds, from all religions, coming together to fight for the people of this town, isn’t that right, let’s give them a round of applause. This is what the DA looks like, don’t let the mainstream define what the DA looks like, this is what the DA looks like, this is what the DA stands for.”

Meanwhile, Zwane has appealed to locals in the small town of Sasolburg to vote for the DA to get proper services.

Metsimaholo is one the most contested municipalities in the Free State, with the ANC currently in control through a coalition. Zwane says it’s up to Sasolburg locals to vote for change.

“We know, people are behind us, we are going to take over – we are going to govern this municipality come the second of November. We rely on yourselves, so what you are supposed to do, you, your brothers and sisters, your family and friends – go in big numbers on first of November and vote correct, vote DA.”

LGE 2021 | The DA is electioneering in Sasolburg, Free State: