ANC demands apology for Sexwale

By Drum Digital
28 October 2013

ANC demanded an unconditional apology to former Minister Tokyo Sexwale

and the people of South Africa after he was arrested at JFK International Airport in New York.

A week ago US officials spotted Sexwale’s name on a terror list that dates back to the apartheid period when a number of top officials form the ANC were wanted by the apartheid government. In a statement the African National Congress condemned the incident. “The very fact that America continues to view members and leaders of the African National Congress as terrorists is an affront to the global anti-apartheid movement,” the party said.

ANC also requested the US to remove all other freedom fighters that fought against apartheid. “We would have expected the United States to honour our people rather than what is being done to them now,” they said. Earlier Sexwale‘s lawyer Lesley Makhabela said they have written to the ambassador to the United States and complained about the detention.

-  Drum Reporter

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