The DA's election strategy is at best incoherent and at worst reveals its unattractive traits

Veteran political analyst and elections expert Ebrahim Fakir (Director of Programmes at the Auwal Socio-economic Research Institute (ASRI) is the first guest on Eusebius on TimesLIVE. In a lively discussion about the Democratic Alliance's elections strategy, Eusebius and Ebrahim explored whether or not the DA has a coherent strategy, and whether it is, as former DA leader Tony Leon recently argues, based on pragmatism rather than identifiable political principles and values. Ebrahim explains why he thinks the DA's approach to the forthcoming elections is ineffective, and he and Eusebius puzzle through the dynamics of the party that stop it from capitalising on the governance weaknesses of the African National Congress.