Readers of The Cape Messenger believe that the election of a new African black leader of the Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape is a “big stride” towards transformation. The Cape Messenger editor assesses the outcome of our poll.
Some 72 percent of our readers believe that the election of leader Bonginkosi Madikizela is “a big stride towards transformation”.
In second place are those who believe that the election of the first African leader in the Western Cape – where the DA rules provincial government and the bulk of municipalities – “risks further fuelling internal divisions”. These represent 15 percent of readers.
Just 13 percent believe it is just window-dressing, putting in a black leader to mask a white-run party.