United we stand

2008-07-03 00:00

In my long experience, there is nothing that turns off voters more decisively than squabbling, bickering and downright back-stabbing between the various opposition political parties, whose collective aim should rather be to weaken the stranglehold held by the dominant party and at the same time espouse policies which will help uplift the poor in our country and build a stronger democracy in the process.

Coloured South Africans should be part of our country’s mainstream and not a fenced-off minority group on the fringes. With Xolela Mangcu I believe that “we do not need a race-based leadership if we profess to live in a non-racial society”. As he further put it: “I believe that race, culture and tradition matter. The challenge is to acknowledge, respect and celebrate difference.”

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