Dianne Kohler Barnard referred to FLC over Facebook 'like' - DA

Phumzile Van Damme says MP's sharing of a post saying PW Botha should 'come back' is indefensible

DA refers Kohler Barnard to the FLC

01 October 2015

Democratic Alliance MP, Dianne Kohler Barnard’s shared post on Facebook is indefensible and is completely inconsistent with the DA’s values of freedom, fairness and opportunity (see here). 

DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, has therefore referred this offensive post to the party’s Federal Legal Commission – and an internal disciplinary process will now be initiated. 

Mr Kohler Barnard has already apologised unreservedly. 

PW Botha was a tyrant, who oversaw torture and murder of thousands of South Africans. That is why our predecessors, including Helen Suzman and Helen Zille, fought against the evil system of Apartheid.  

The DA is committed to building one nation, with one future, reversing the legacy of Apartheid and creating opportunities for all. 

Statement issued by Phumzile Van Damme, DA National Spokesperson, 1 October 2015