Democratic Alliance suspends MP

Democratic Alliance suspends MP


The Democratic Alliance (DA) has suspended an MP after an old video resurfaced online of him spewing violent racist language against black people.

Renaldo Gouws initially insinuated it was a doctored video and denied it but a statement issued by the DA on Thursday said it was “genuine and not a fake”.

In the video Mr Gouws, who was sworn into parliament less than a week ago, uses a local slur typically reserved for Black Africans repeatedly along with the n-word.

The DA which now forms part of the government of national unity said Mr Gouws would face “disciplinary charges”.

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