ANC to act against DA ‘racism’

2015-10-03 11:00

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The ANC in the province has called for mass protests against the DA.

This follows the sharing of a Facebook post praising apartheid leader PW Botha by DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard.

The provincial secretary of the ANC, Sihle Zikalala, called for mass protests to DA offices throughout the country.

“There have been a number of horrifying statements made by DA leaders in the recent past. The social media platforms are also littered with even more appalling racist views aired by people who praise the DA while uttering bloodcurdling racist statements,” said Zikalala.

Zikalala also called on civil society and the government to organise dialogues in which the issue of racism can be debated.

“It is disappointing that more than 20 years af-ter the racist government was dismantled racism still raises its ugly head.

We must fight against it until we defeat it,” he said.

DA provincial leader Zwakele Mcwango said the ANC is welcome to march to their offices.

“We also marched to Luthuli House [ANC head quarters].

“If they want me to accept their memorandum, I will be happy to do so,” said Mncwango.

Mncwango maintained that Barnard’s action was “indefensible and due internal disciplinary actions would be taken”. Mncwango said Botha was a racist who caused harm to many people.

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