Do not change name

2015-04-30 17:01

REV. THEUNIS BOTHA, leader of the Christian Democratic Party (CDP):

THE Christian Democratic Party (CDP) is concerned about the news of a new name for the Free State being sought “which must be a Sotho name”, as announced by the MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Mathabo Leeto.

We believe there are sufficient unnamed places which can be named to reflect the demographics of a community, especially with new developments. To tamper with existing names is often nothing more than cultural imperialism.

The Free State urgently needs comprehensive economic stimuli to stop the decay observed in almost every aspect of life. This means that the joint enthusiastic effort of all in the province is required. Surely, there are more pressing needs than to spend enormous amounts of money on changing the name of the province with a knock-on effect such as the name of the University of the Free State, which is well known all over the world

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