In 2014, the Democratic Alliance (DA) made great strides in garnering the black vote.
Fast-forward to 2019 and they lost a lot of that very same support and even some of the white vote. We look at the Freedom Front Plus being one of the stars of the general election, but we should also look at how the DA have gone in the opposite direction.
How did a party that seemed to have a strategy that was sound and seen as pioneering in 2014 fall so short in 2019? In 2009 and 2014, so determined was I that I would not be party to bringing to power Jacob Zuma’s ANC that I adopted the DA as my new political home.