PODCAST | ...ONE MORE THING: Jessie Duarte on racism, police brutality and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

  • ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte talks about the party's new anti-racism campaign.
  • Duarte discusses racial tensions in the United States and whether South Africa is truly a rainbow nation.
  • On Thursday, Duarte called on South Africans to wear black every Friday for three weeks to take a stand against racism.

This week, the world watched as cities across the United States came to a standstill and thousands took to the streets to protest against the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of the police. 

George Floyd was killed after he was arrested on suspicion of using a counterfeit banknote.

A video taken by a bystander shows an officer kneeling on his neck as he is pinned to the ground. At one point, Floyd can be heard saying he couldn't breathe.

Mass protests then ensued as Floyd's death reignited the Black Lives Matter movement that was founded in 2013 to campaign against systemic racism and violence inflicted on black communities.

In this episode of ...One More Thing, a weekly podcast hosted by News24 senior political journalist Tshidi Madia, she chats to ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte. 

On Thursday, the ANC and its alliance partners announced they would launch an anti-racism and anti-police brutality campaign.

During a media briefing, Duarte said the campaign was also intended to show solidarity with the Justice for Floyd Movement.

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