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DA unfazed about Zille, Maimane painting

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will uphold freedom of speech and not take legal action, despite finding offensive a painting of its leaders, commissioned by businessman Kenny Kunene.

The party was reacting to a painting that depicts a naked party leader, Mmusi Maimane, pulling a rickshaw – carrying former leader Helen Zille and the DA’s Federal Executive, James Selfe MP.

Zille and Selfe are also exposed.

The DA spokesperson Mabine Seabe says they believe the painting is a distraction from real issues.

“We are not going to take any action. I mean we protect the rights of artists, so we’re not going to call for anyone’s head. We’re not going to go to anyone’s offices or anything like that. We’re going to leave this and continue our with our election campaigns to win on August 3.

Meanwhile, DA leader Mmusi Maimane campaigned in Chiawelo, Soweto.

The DA will be holding its final rally at Dobsonville Stadium on Saturday with over 25 000 people expected to attend.

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