The struggle against apartheid continues in the Cape - ANC

2015-08-23 21:40
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Cape Town - The ANC in the Western Cape claimed on Sunday that the struggle against apartheid is still continuing against the DA-led provincial government.

The African National Congress said this in a statement commemorating the United Democratic Front (UDF), which was launched in the Western Cape in August, 1983.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's office hit back at the claim saying the ANC did not have a record of good governance in the province, and that Zille was a part of the UDF.

ANC provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs said: "As thousands this week commemorate the anniversary of this proud organisation, a disturbing trend is noticed where some revise history and carve a role for them where none existed.

"Today, 21 years after democracy and 32 years after the launch of the UDF, the struggle against colonialism and apartheid still remains in the Western Cape where the UDF was launched."

Jacobs called on ANC cadres, community activists, progressive civil society organisations and religious sectors to "rekindle the spirit of the UDF’s mass mobilisation to oppose the provincial government’s policy to declare war on the African and coloured working class and poor communities of our province". 

Zille spokesperson Michael Mpofu said in response to the ANC's claims: "The ANC has no record of good governance in the Western Cape, no policy platform in opposition, [and] no answer to the rampant corruption in its ranks today.

"[The] UDF will always live on amongst residents and Premier Zille commends the bravery of leaders in this movement which she was part of".

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