“Well Mr Xaba, I have news for you - it need not be said that the DA had such ‘ambitions of running the country’ because it has already proved to citizens of South Africa that it has the capability to provide clean, capable government,” wrote Mr Errol Hicks of Hillcrest.
The party may be more capable and cleaner but, sadly, in good old new South Africa that’s no guarantee of votes.
You still have to work for the hearts and votes of the people. And you don’t secure those by being seen to be alienating or ostracising - fairly or unfairly - people who’ve given you decades of their lives like Sizwe Mchunu and Patricia de Lille.
This brings me to the debate apparently raging among South Africa’s “elites”.