By SIZWE ZWANE
THE ANC VETERAN LEADER Winnie Madikizela Mandela is not happy about the singing of the revolutionary song by the soft counter revolutionary movement the DA.
Mandela said this time, however, Maimane‚ Zille and their DA have gone too far. She said it is unbelievable that the DA sings ANC freedom songs from the camps of MK in exile‚ composed by members of MK in difficult times in exile outside South Africa.
“To add insult to injury‚ the DA shouts ANC and MK slogans. How is it possible that the Democratic Alliance shout ‘Viva‚ DA‚ Viva’‚ when it has its history and roots firmly anchored in apartheid and racial discrimination? That very slogan‚ ‘Viva ANC‚ Viva!’ was banned in apartheid, South Africa.
“When I turned up at the Robben Island prison to visit my husband‚ Nelson Mandela‚ I was more often than not turned back‚ because I wore ANC-coloured clothes and gave the clenched fist salute‚ shouting‚ ‘Viva ANC‚ Viva!
“DA’s abuse of the ANC’s revered struggle history and its highly respected leaders like Nelson Mandela‚ shows an unbelievable insensitivity and disrespect. The late Nelson Mandela never wanted to have his name prostituted. Now‚ he cannot defend himself to correct the abusive plagiarism of his name. In fact‚ Nelson Mandela defined the DA as ‘a party of white bosses and black stooges’. Neither Helen Zille‚ nor Musi Maimane‚ nor the DA had ever been quoted by the ANC‚ or the PAC”, she said.
Whenever the DA’s Musi Maimane hurls disrespectful abuse at 74-year-old President Jacob Zuma‚ the elder MPs across the parliamentary floor and from whichever party‚ excluding the DA, of course, ‚ tell Maimane bluntly‚ ‘Sit down‚ boy!’”
She added by saying why the DA never mentioned its own founding fathers and why the party should go out of its way to refer to other political parties’ historic leaders.
“Is the DA hiding its foundation and history? Similar to the old apartheid strategies of ‘Strategic Communication (Strat-Com)’‚ the DA seems to use the same propagandistic tactics of “70% facts and 30% fiction”‚ to particularly confusing the illiterate aged in the townships.
“I was a victim of Stratcom. I know their evil tactics. They deliberately sow confusion that could lead to new blood shedding. But‚ the time of the agents of confusion’s tactics of skop‚ skiet and donder propaganda and plagiarism is over.
“The above leads one to believe‚ that the DA is morally‚ ethically and intellectually bankrupt‚” Madikizela-Mandela email@example.com