‘ANCestors’: Zuma statement ‘intimidation’

2011-05-16 00:00

THE KZN Midlands Christian Council has issued a statement reprimanding Jacob Zuma for using the ancestors to sway voters. The president said last week, while canvassing in Limpopo, that the ancestors would be displeased if voters do not support the ANC in the upcoming local elections.

The KZN Midlands Christian Council said it takes “a dim view of President Zuma’s charge to voters in Phola, where he allegedly said, ‘The ancestors will turn their backs against you and you will have bad luck forever if you leave the ANC unhappy’”.

“Unless said in jest, we view this statement as an intimidation of voters, to sway their vote towards the ANC. The possibility now arises that voters will petition and counter-petition their ancestors to bring curses on opposition voters and political opponents alike. This could introduce an ugly spiritual atmosphere over elections in our country, going into the future.”

“The KZN MCC asks for restraint from all political parties in this regard.” — WR.

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