DA synonymous with oppression - Mthethwa

2013-05-01 14:48
Nathi Mthethwa (Picture: Beeld)

Nathi Mthethwa (Picture: Beeld)

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Johannesburg - The DA was never involved in the liberation of South Africans and is associated with oppression, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Wednesday.

"The Democratic Alliance wants to label itself as the spokesperson of our people. The party is actually synonymous with the oppression that our people suffered," Mthethwa said at a Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) Workers' Day rally in Sharpeville.

He said the opposition party was part of the apartheid regime.

"Today they [the DA] want to claim to be part of the liberation of our people. We reject that."

Mthethwa said the National Development Plan was not a "carbon copy" of African National Congress policies.

"The document has great resonance with the policies of the ANC, and looked together with the RDP [Reconstruction and Development Programme] policy, it ensures that poverty is not allowed to flourish in a democratic state."

He said the improvement of education should be prioritised.

National Union of Metalworkers of SA general secretary Irvin Jim was also expected to address hundreds of workers at the rally.

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