Ebrahim Harvey | Lindiwe Sisulu's monumental gaffe

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President Cyril Ramphosa and minister Lindiwe Sisulu. Photo: GCIS
President Cyril Ramphosa and minister Lindiwe Sisulu. Photo: GCIS

Ebrahim Harvey weighs in on the Lindiwe Sisulu saga, writing that there aren't any clear policies in the negotiated settlement of 1993 which commit parties, especially the ANC, to effectively tackle and end the crushing levels of black poverty, unemployment and inequalities, inherited from our awful past.

The surprising article Minister of Tourism, Lindiwe Sisulu, penned in Independent Newspapers earlier this month, which unleashed a flurry of public controversy from all quarters, is very significant and revealing, not only about her own immense political confusion and limited knowledge and understanding of the Constitution, but also that of some of the responses of those who criticised her, especially about some of its provisions and interpretation thereof, as I will demonstrate in this column.   

The fact is that there are no clear policies in the negotiated settlement of 1993 which deals with and commits the parties, especially the ANC which took over from the National Party, to seriously and effectively combat and end the devastating and crushing levels of black poverty, unemployment and inequalities the ANC had inherited from our awful past.

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