Why are they silent?

2008-08-01 00:00

I am really confused. I thought that it was a benevolent democracy in which we are living. I believed the words of the Freedom Charter which began ... “South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white.”

The leader of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL), Julius Malema, says that he is prepared to take up arms and kill for Jacob Zuma. Not a single ANC leader has called him to account. That being the case, I believe Malema. He meant what he said. And the ANC seems to back him. The secretary general of the ANC, Gwede Mantashe, an unreconstructed Stalinist communist, repeated this sentiment and went on to bring into doubt the integrity of the highest court in our land. No single ANC leader has contradicted, let alone reprimanded him. I believe Mantashe and fear for the sanctity of our Constitution and the rule of law.

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