Racism being disguised as freedom of speech - ANC

By Faeza
19 February 2016


It was deeply concerning that after 22 years of democracy, a few South Africans are still defending or justifying racism, the ruling ANC has said in a memorandum to government.

The party said on Friday that the country had recently "witnessed the resurgence of incidents of racism, often disguised as freedom of speech".

"It is a deep concern that within our society there remains those individuals who defend, justify and at times turn a blind eye to the demon of racism."

ANC members marched to the Union Buildings to hand over a memorandum calling on government to strengthen laws that protect and promote human dignity and equality by criminalising racism

The memorandum was handed over to Susan Shabangu, Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, who accepted it on behalf of President Jacob Zuma.

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