Black Leader Joins ‘White’ Opposition in South Africa

Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart, January 28, 2014

South Africa’s leading opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), stunned political observers Tuesday with the announcement that Mamphela Ramphele, a leading black anti-apartheid activist, will be the party’s candidate for president in national elections against the troubled African National Congress later this year. The DA, whose leaders have largely been white, has struggled for decades to appeal to the black majority of voters.

DA leader Helen Zille called Ramphele’s decision to join her party a “game-changing moment for South Africa.” The move is likely to boost the fortunes of the DA significantly, while setting aside the independent political ambitions of Ramphele. In 2013, Ramphele had led dissatisfied black voters out of the ANC in a new party, Agang (“Build”) that struggled to gain wide traction beyond its thin constituency within the new black middle class. The ANC is still widely expected to win the elections, albeit with a significantly reduced majority.

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{snip} Surveys suggest black voters like the DA but are not yet ready to trust it.

Ramphele’s decision to join the party may begin to change that. She will be the third black leader atop the party, including Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille, a former Pan Africanist Congress figure, and parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko. However, Ramphele’s appeal is primarily among the black business and professional elite–which remains skeptical of the DA–and she may not attract a large number voters from South Africa’s poor.

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  • MekongDelta69

    Some ‘opposition’ party…
    *smh

    • Long Live Dixie

      As far as I can tell, the only real opposition party is the HNP (Herstigte Nasionale Party), which of course has no choice of winning at the ballot box.

  • Conrad

    Since even white politicians are eager to help in the genocide of our race there is only one way out of our problem, and it is not the ballot box.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    Good luck to the white South Africans! I’d prefer to see an outright pro-white party win, of course, but the DA can’t be any worse than the ANC.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      There are some Ruckuses out there who pine for the “bad ol days”, it seems…

  • Spartacus

    They are traitors, and I hope no White in SA vote for them .

    • Druid

      scalawags…

    • Romulus

      Zille is not a traitor to her tribe.
      She is a turncoat to the Afrikaner/Dutch.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    So Ramphele is the South African equivalent to Herman Cain or Ben Carson — a Conservative backed black leader because white Conservatives still don’t have the resolve to speak the truth and because they mistakenly believe that a black populace will accept the Conservative message from a black mouth. The black populace won’t. Instead they will view Ramphele as the white man’s puppet.

    • Bantu_Education

      Exactly, so she will have to display her true colours – and we all know what colour that is don’t we?

  • Long Live Dixie

    From Wikipedia:

    “Helen Zille was born in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, the eldest child of parents who separately left Germany in the 1930s to avoid Nazi persecution (her maternal grandfather and paternal grandmother were Jewish).”

    [. . .]

    “Zille was heavily involved in the Black Sash movement during the 1980s. She served on the regional and national executives of the organisation, and was also vice-chair of the End Conscription Campaign in the Western Cape. During this time she was arrested for being in a “group area” without a permit, and received a suspended prison sentence. Zille and her husband later offered their home as a safe house for political activists during the 1986 State of Emergency, and she was temporarily forced into hiding with their two-year-old son.[7] She knew and was mentored by anti-apartheid figurehead Harry Schwarz since she was a child.”

    • Pelagian

      Harry Schwarz? Oy oy gevalt!

    • Pro_Whitey

      Bringing some refugees can be a real problem, can’t it?

    • Romulus

      Thank you for that. That was to be my next post. In no way ,shape or form , will sucking up to blacks benefit the Afrikaner Dutch Boer. I couldn’t care less what happens to the tribe, no matter on earth they reside.

    • Bantu_Education

      Because whites could move around freely within raising suspicion, some self-hating whites transported weapons and explosives for the blacks in their cars, and would keep the stuff in their garages until the blacks needed them. I saw a TV documentary some years ago which featured a young couple who did just this. At the end of the interview they admitted to the reporter that they regretted there hadn’t been a violent black revolution with (presumably) thousands of whites being slaughtered. Apparently they’ve since emigrated to N.Z…go figure..!

  • bigone4u

    I’ll not pretend to claim to understand the labyrinthian politics associated with black African minds. Given the simplicity of those minds and the hatred of whites, I have to believe that anyone who believes that this news is a “game changer” is deluded. Blacks will vote themselves into chaos, the way they’ve done everywhere else. And whites will continue to be targeted for genocide.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Black culture and behavior is predominantly genetic and therefore not likely to change any time soon, unless there are major advances in genetic engineering in the near future or blacks decide to mate assortatively in order to select for intelligence. You can bet that with any large population of blacks, there will always be the same kinds of problems. And whites will always be in danger whenever they are around large groups of blacks.

  • Bantu_Education

    For years, the cANCer and black political commentators have been dismissing the DA as a “party for the whites” and the DA has foolishly (and guiltily) fallen for this cunning ruse by steadily “going black” with ever more blacks and ever fewer whites in prominent roles. Now that they have made the final transition to becoming the ANC-lite, nobody speaks for whites anymore (esp. English-speakers) aside from the Freedom Front (FF), a tiny and heavily Afrikaans party with a handful of MP’s, and that only due to a proportional representation (PR) voting system which will probably be abolished in due course for a first-past-the-post system as used in the UK. (which is why small right-wing parties like the BNP have no chance)

    For those who don’t know, the DA gets almost all its support from whites and (crucially) coloureds who, despite massive Bantu colonisation in the last 20 years, are still the majority in the Western Cape. (the breakdown now is about 50-33-17 coloured, black, white, whereas 30 years ago it was more like 55-15-30). The DA naively believe that by “going black” they can win a national election, and perhaps they can – but only by selling their principles and pandering to endless black gibsmedats. And, as usual, all those gibsmedats are going to come at the expense of whites.

    But, if the ANC, which has said on numerous occasions “we will rule forever” or “until Jesus comes back”, ever sees the DA (ANC-lite) becoming a serious threat – the ANC will attack them, call them “collaborators”, and threaten them with the “necklace” and worse. The ANC has been in power far too long already, and without any serious opposition, see the country as belonging to them. They also know they have committed many crimes, stolen vast amounts of money in corrupt deals and thus, unless the DA (assuming it wins an election) offers them amnesty from prosecution, they will never surrender power peacefully.

    Since the DA gets almost all its voter support from the W.Cape they should become a Cape secessionist party. There would be huge support for that from both whites and coloureds although obviously not from blacks. The only result to come from this cosy deal with supposedly “liberal blacks” is that Whites will become ever more marginalised and powerless.

    • Chris Granzow XI

      “Since the DA gets almost all its voter support from the W.Cape they should become a Cape secessionist party. There would be huge support for that from both whites and coloureds although obviously not from blacks.”

      100%. By going black, they’re alienating the coloureds and getting themselves farther away from their true interests. Although the coloureds aren’t exactly ideal partners, they’re far more tame and less violent than the bantus. That’s why Johannesburg is like Detroit compared to Capetown. Building an alliance with the coloureds, and then getting the Western Cape and Pretoria to secede, should be their long term goals.

  • Bantu_Education

    I don’t understand why anyone would put any faith in that bundle of used toilet paper the cANCer self-proclaims as (and congratulates itself for) the “Worlds Best Constitution”. I don’t recall the exact wording but Isn’t there a prominent clause within that sanctimonious screed that outlaws racial discrimination of any kind? So how come white Saffas are subjected to the most viciously racist AA?

    Last year they became so bold as to announce that SAA (the national airline) will no longer take on any white trainee pilots. Not even 9%, or 7.5%, or whatever is their most recent estimate of the dwindling white population? How more blatantly racist can you get? And barely a critical peep from the MSM. And how potentially dangerous for their passengers? They’ve been trying to increase the number of black pilots for years without much success – due no doubt to older racist whites who do the testing. Those guys will now be forced to either take “early retirement”, or get dismissed for “racism”, or give passes to blacks who are borderline at best. I think I already know what they will do, don’t you?

    So, what I am saying (and with that, I’m beginning to sound like a Bantu myself), is that they ignore the constitution as and when it suits them. So I don’t think it will make a peep of difference – they’ve got the constitution they want and, like the deaf interpreter, its all a sham and a shambles..!!!

  • Conrad

    Very true.

  • jackryanvb

    When is Mugabe going to finally die?

    • Puggg

      Only the good die young.

  • Long Live Dixie

    I agree completely but HOW to we do it?

    It probably won’t happen until some traumatic event occurs, for example, society has collapsed or the immigrants are so numerous that conflict is unavoidable. As they say, the phoenix will rise from the ashes.
    Look at Greece as an example. Nationalism has grown hugely since their economy tanked.