Pondering Panda survey underscores need for Know Your DA campaign
The Pondering Panda survey finding (see below) that many young black South Africans mistakenly believe that the DA would bring back apartheid indicates the extent of the ANC's propaganda war against the DA.
Most importantly, it underscores the need for the 'Know Your DA' campaign which tells the untold story of how the DA opposed apartheid and what we are doing to redress apartheid's legacy today.
DA leaders past and present fought apartheid. Some were members of the Progressive Party and others were part of extra-parliamentary organisations such as the ANC, PAC, UDF and the Black Conscious Movement. Whatever political tradition they once belonged to, they have come together under the umbrella of the the DA to bring about a better life for all South Africans.
We fought apartheid and we will never bring it back. That is the message we are conveying to people all over the country in our door-to-door 'Know Your DA' campaign. We will make sure that all South Africans know the truth about who we are and where we come from.
Statement issued by Mmusi Maimane, DA National Spokesperson, April 23 2013