The cheeky commentator

2008-03-03 00:00

There is a certain irony that a staunch Black Consciousness follower would write a book criticising President Thabo Mbeki for squandering the non-racial legacy of the African National Congress.

He says racial nativism is exclusionary and inevitably leads to political intolerance. “In my regular newspaper columns and from other platforms I have been openly critical of racial nativism — essentially because I have felt something precious slipping away from me and from our political and intellectual landscape. I have spoken out whenever our government deployed race to show callous indifference to the suffering of people with HIV/Aids, or the people of Zimbabwe, or victims of crime, or to shut down those who have opposed its policies. I have often been compelled to say this is not how it was supposed to be.” publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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