Malema’s racist rant must be challenged

2017-08-15 06:01

JULIUS Malema’s most recent racist rant during the EFF’s fourth anniversary at Curries Fountain Stadium cannot go unchallenged. Accusing Indians of racism and perpetrators of the exploitation of black African workers is a loose statement that portrays all South Africans of Indian origin in a bad light. Undoubtedly there are exploitative and corrupt employers but confining that to a race group is an extremely myopic view.

As a patriotic South African I do not appreciate a race or colour tag but people like Malema and some other politicians thrive on racial and ethnic divisions as part of their political grandstanding.

Furthermore, all this talk about social cohesion and ubuntu is nothing but window dressing when apartheid-era quotas are still applied and South Africans of Indian origin continue being marginalised.

There were many South Africans of Indian origin who laid down their lives in destroying the apartheid government but it seems all is forgotten now.


RIKESH ISHWARLALL

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