Violence not the way to push for change

2018-05-23 06:01

SUPRA Mahumapelo must fall on his assegai like his patron Jacob Zuma.

It is inevitable that drivers of the “ANC renewal and new dawn” are ready to uproot the Zumafication of the ANC and state, even if it takes sleeping with an “enemy”.

At the funeral of Nokukhanya Luthuli, wife of Chief Albert Luthuli, Nelson Mandela said: “In all political parties, there are good men and women”.

We must never use vulgar politics, the destruction of property, the stoning of cars and looting of shops to get rid of disciples of Zuma but we must be revolutionary, as we were in the 1952 Defiance Campaign, and the Alexandra bus and potato boycotts in the fifties and eighties when we made apartheid “ungovernable”.

The sentence given to Andile Lungisa (three years’ imprisonment by the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court for assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, for smashing a glass jug over the head of former member of the mayoral committee Rano Kayser during a Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting in October 2016) must be a lesson to violent protestors, soccer hooligans and the likes of Mduduzi Manana.

A Groutville councillor who assaulted three women has not been investigated by the ANC and Commission for Gender Equality, but the ANCYL has not taken a hard stance similar to that taken against Oscar Pistorius, why?

The sentence given to Lungisa is a reminder that even ANC deployees must behave in a non-violent way.

SIYANDA MHLONGO

KwaDukuza

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