The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Deputy Chief Whip in the City of Cape Town Errol Anstey has come under fire for allegedly making racist remarks towards a fellow party councillor.
According to a leaked e-mail that was reportedly sent by Thandeka Gqada to all the members of the DA caucus in Cape Town, Anstey made a racial slur towards her after she asked him if it was “lunchtime” already.
“Errol Anstey responded that my food is in the Eastern Cape, I must go back to the Eastern Cape because my food is there,” Gqada said.
Gqada added that when she addressed the issue with Anstey he indicated that his remark was meant to be a joke.
Gqada, who is also a former MP and former mayoral committee member in the City of Cape Town, went on to say that she now feels that she doesn’t belong in the DA’s caucus.
Meanwhile, TimesLIVE further reported that it has seen responses to Gqada’s e-mail from other DA caucus members who called for the incident to be discussed, with some saying it should be addressed by the national leadership.