ANC must come out clear on race

2009-09-09 11:31

Who can disagree that our economy is still in the hands of white

people? The vast wealth of the country is controlled by the minority white

community. This is what the Nelson Mandelas, Steve Bikos and the rest of freedom

fighters selflessly fought against.

It’s clear that the ANC-led government is slowly getting frustrated

by the fact that, it is unable to transform the economy therefore it is failing

to overturn the injustices of the past.

It is also regrettable that the ruling party approves of the

reckless racial lingo used by the motor-mouth president of its youth league,

Julius Malema.

To manifest its race-based policy, when the ANC heard of the case

of South African refugee in Canada, Brandon Huntley, they rushed to scream

racism. We will never be taken seriously on issues of race, if we make each and

every issue a race issue? Consider the Caster Semenya’s story.

When Freedom Under Law (FUL) tries to challenge the Judicial

Service Commission’s decision on Judge John Hlophe’s matter, certain people

decide to resign from FUL. The question is, is it really because they where not

consulted or is it because the chairperson of FUL is white?

The government must simply deal with those companies that are

refusing to embrace black people in leadership. It must not make the sins of

these companies the sins of all white people. Generalisation is a sign of

failure.

We, as South Africans, need to be able to say confidently that this

democracy belongs to all of us regardless of political affiliation, race, sexual

orientation and age.

Let us encourage the spirit of all races coming together and

building this country.

– Sefu Sekgala, Tshwane

 

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