Coloured community want apology

2016-02-12 06:00

I REFER to the screening of councillors’ meeting at Cedarville Town Hall on 29 January, at 2pm.

The meeting was disrupted by the ANC youth, the reason being was the call for the re-election of councillor Mavuka.

The screening committee chairperson called the meeting to order, but the youth continued disrupting the meeting and there were no security guards and no ushers to control the crowd, who kept singing loudly.

The black youths told the coloured community - they called the coloured people amalawu - that if they don’t want to vote for Mr Mavuka they are not welcome in the hall because it belonged to them.

They also threatened to assault the coloured­ people with weapons, e.g. sticks, sharp instruments.

We, the coloured community of Sandfontein, are very disturbed by what the youth said and feel they acted improperly by using the word amalawu.

We therefore would like Mavuka and his supporters to handle the situation differently.

We feel they are discriminating and disrespecting us as the coloured nation.

The coloured community of Sandfontein feel strongly about not participating in the 2016 local government elections due to the racist remark and will not attend any political meetings in Cedarville, Ward 26 any longer.

The solution - the community of Sandfontein feel they want to re-demarcate from Eastern Cape to KwaZulu- Natal due to the lack of service delivery from the Eastern Cape government and there is no interaction from the municipal managers, speaker and mayor.
We demand a written apology from the ANC youth to the Sandfontein community in the media­.

Ward committee member

Mr Greeves

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