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DA's Moodey distances himself from latest Helen Zille tweets

DA Gauteng leader John Moodey said that Helen Zille's tweets had the potential to cause harm.

FILE: Helen Zille. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - DA Gauteng leader John Moodey has distanced himself from Helen Zille's recent comments on social media, saying that the party did not subscribe to racialism.

The party's federal council chairperson sparked heated debate following a series of tweets stating that white people not being called Africans was part of a campaign to exclude them.

Just last week, Zille posted a cartoon in which a white man is accused of taking land by a black man.

He then responds by accusing the black man of raping his wife. When the black man says he didn't do that, the white man responds by saying "Exactly".

Moodey said that Zille's tweets had the potential to cause harm.

“I don’t subscribe to getting involved in social media fights about racism. As a leader I’m becoming an ambassador for the brand, it causes more harm.”