Gordimer: ANC taking SA beyond apartheid

2011-11-21 11:05
Cape Town - Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer on Sunday slammed the ANC over the protection of information bill and said it was “taking South Africa beyond apartheid”.
 
The award-winning author was speaking in Johannesburg at an 88th birthday celebration, the Times reported.

Gordimer said the bill goes "totally against all ideas of freedom".

"People have fought and died to gain the opportunity for a better life, which is ruined and dirtied by corruption.

"The corrupt practices and nepotism that they [politicians] allow themselves is exposed if we have freedom of expression.

"When we all voted together, which was a great moment in my life, [we thought] everything would be alright. That was a childish idea."

The bill is expected to be voted on in the national assembly on Tuesday.

The National Press Club has also launched a new protest against the controversial bill, calling on the public to wear black for Black Tuesday.

- News24
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