The ANC Youth League in Gauteng has decided that Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane needs to be saved from “Stockholm syndrome”.
This was after DA councillor Chris Roberts was fined R10 000 for calling a colleague in the UDM a “bobbejaan” (baboon).
“We have said it before that the DA is nothing but a nest where racists are harvested,” the youth league said in a statement.
It questioned why black leaders in the DA continued to defend the party.
“We can only conclude that they are either so desperate to lead that they will do so to any extent, even if it means being a door mat for the white baas [boss] or they suffer from Stockholm syndrome.”
Stockholm syndrome is a psychological phenomenon where hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors.
The DA has spent most of this month defending itself against claims that it is a racist party or harbours racists in its ranks.
The league went as far as to say it would engage the health minister to ensure the “required professionals are made available to aid our sick brother”, referring to Maimane.
The ANCYL also congratulated former parliamentary leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko, who it said had apparently conquered her illness.
Last week, Mazibuko wrote in an opinion piece for BDLive, commenting that, although Maimane’s “intervention” was an “outstanding initiative”, it needed to be “carried throughout the entire organisation… “
“The DA should also reflect on hurtful and inaccurate internal party narratives that presume ‘white competence’, while labelling black leaders products of the generosity of their white counterparts,” Mazibuko wrote. – News24