Be sensitive when renaming - Tutu

2012-03-09 08:02
Cape Town - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says politicians should be sensitive when naming and renaming facilities after former leaders, according to a report on Friday.

The Cape Times reported him as saying leaders should consider everyone who had made a contribution to democracy, as no-one had risen to power on their own.

"Don't let it be a divisive exercise - as happened in KwaZulu-Natal. We should be magnanimous. Let's not rub people's noses in the dust, don't fill people with resentment," he said.

"History is a strange thing. Today's leaders can be tomorrow's vanquished."

Tutu was speaking at the naming of Rhodes University facilities in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday evening.

- SAPA
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