Indians are not a homogeneous group

2008-08-26 00:00

One would have ignored the recent newspaper comments by fellow South Africans of Indian descent stating that Indians will not vote for the African National Congress (ANC), were it not for the fact that rather than dealing with the objective challenges faced by all of us in building a non-racial society, they seem hell-bent on dividing our country across racial and ethnic lines.

Everyone has the right to vote. Indeed, all of us have a right to canvass people to vote for our parties or our cause. However, it is arrogantly presumptuous for commentators, with or without struggle credentials, to act as if our Indian compatriots are unthinking voting fodder that can be told who to vote for and who to shun.

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