ANCYL: ‘ARA campaign racist’

2009-12-04 00:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal ANC Youth League has condemned the Animal Rights Africa (ARA) move to stop the bull killing during Umkhosi Wokweshwama as a racist and meaningless effort to undermine the Zulu culture.

Provincial secretary Bheki Mtolo said ARA is out to undermine Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and the traditions of the Zulu people.

“However, we have faith in our courts and believe that the judgment will be in favour of our constitution, which allows people to practice their cultures and customs freely,” he said, adding that ARA should apologise to the king and to the Zulu nation.

The DA’s Zwakele Mncwangu said the bull killing matter is not a racial issue. He said animals are protected by the constitution, and so are the different cultures.

“Let’s give the law some space and the courts to decide what is to happen,” Mncwangu said.

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