Western Cape turning into new Orania - Joemat-Pettersson

2015-10-03 15:01
Tina Joemat-Pettersson. (File, Netwerk24)

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. (File, Netwerk24)

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Cape Town - The Western Cape is turning into an Orania filled with racists who have moved from Gauteng and other provinces because they did not believe in black majority.

So believes African National Congress National Executive Committee member and Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Speaking at the ANC Western Cape Provincial General Council held on Saturday in Athlone, Joemat-Pettersson said white monopoly capital had moved to the  province.

“Those who do not believe in black majority rule, who still want to perpetuate white minority, have moved from Gauteng to the Western Cape. Have moved from Northern Cape. Those who still want to be racists have descended on your shores. You have new Jan van Riebeecks here.”

At the provincial PGC, which is in preparation for the ANC National General Council taking place between October 8 and 11 in Johannesburg, the minister said the racial issues in the Western Cape are not publicised.

“The only thing that is articulated here is that there is an influx of the rural poor from the Eastern Cape. 

“It is never mentioned that there is a coalition of white anti-left and anti-progressive forces here. The province is systematically not moving towards federalism, they are moving to an Orania, an independent state of the Western Cape,” she said.

Orania is an Afrikaner-only town in the Northern Cape.

She said wealth redistribution had not been experienced at all in the Western Cape and that the land of “our forebears in this province does not belong to us”.

Joemat-Pettersson lashed out at leaders who were more interested in making money, than working for the people.

“Radical economic transformation will not happen when almost most of our leadership are being co-opted by capital.”

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