Race-based superiority still a reality

2012-07-04 15:35
Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. (File, Sapa)

Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Some people still feel superior to others on the grounds of race, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Wednesday.

Dlamini-Zuma told delegates at government’s two-day social cohesion summit in Kliptown that “there can’t be social cohesion if some people still feel superior to other people”.

The minister said further: “There cannot be social cohesion if we do not come together as we have done in the past and talk.

"But from the way we talk and act it is clear that most of the people that should accept being Africans – and in this phase they are entitled to be here, but race still plays a crucial role – some people still feel superior because they belong to a certain race.”

Without mentioning the name of FF Plus chief whip Corne Mulder, who earlier asked for a ministry for minorities to be established, amid jeers by delegates, Dlamini-Zuma said minorities should integrate with majorities.

“I find it a problem when the minority wants to be apart from the majority. The minority must integrate with all of us and not be treated separately or differently.”

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