Johannesburg - DA leader Mmusi Maimane said he will engage with families who are aggrieved about the party displaying names of their dead loved ones for election campaign purposes.
He said the party would not remove the billboard that had attracted anger in Johannesburg.
During his campaign in Umlazi, south of Durban, on Wednesday, Maimane told the media that he would soon talk to the family because “here is the government that has killed people”.
“What kind of a government that takes our mentally ill patients and put them in facilities where they end up dying?
“People in Marikana who marched were killed by the ANC government. Imagine when the apartheid government killed people, and today we are looking at people being killed and it is simply unacceptable and I will engage the families to make sure that there is justice for families who were killed,” he said.