Is South Africa's Democratic Alliance serious about tackling racism?

The Democratic Alliance wanted to show it was an inclusive party with the election of Mmusi Maimane as leader.

South African opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) politician Dianne Kohler Barnard has been demoted after sharing a Facebook post which praised apartheid President PW Botha.

She has lost her job as shadow police minister and is now the shadow deputy minister for public works.

But is this demotion enough to limit the damage to the DA’s reputation?

The DA has long been seen by many South Africans as a party mainly for white people, and this was the moment for its first black leader Mmusi Mamiane to be assertive.

Read more: Is South Africa’s Democratic Alliance serious about tackling racism? – BBC News

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