Afrocentricity: What the DA fails to get! – Apology

2016-08-26 22:18

Since being able to vote I have always voted for the most conservative of all political movements in the country. There has always been safety in me casting my vote for the ACDP, because of its affinity with my faith.  The stakes though were high with this year’s municipal election and given the ACDP’s performance on the provincial ballot in 2014, I believed going into the ballot that the vote will be between the three top parties. Thus when I casted my vote this August, I chose to cast the vote for the DA.

The constructs, which I mentioned in my previous article, “Afrocentricity: What the DA fails to get despite a Black leader and the black vote” are at the core of my believe system and values. Firstly, we need to be clear as black as to our contribution to the future of the country. Anyone professing to be a lover of justice, should admit at a basic level that little progress has been made to affirm the development that section of society. Elevating the need to shape a new narrative about black people and their worth for the country is well placed. I do know this challenge also includes transforming some of tenets of our sociology and psychology.

Secondly we need to embrace diversity and as mentioned a thriving society should be proud that the diversity that exist in South Africa is strength and not a disadvantaged. I worked in environments where, people have suggested that diversity eats at organisation capacity to deliver services. Thus the two constructs remain on the table to be understood and to be tangled with if we are to become non-racial society that we deserve to be, without ignoring the existence race as eagerly as we are trying to.

Apology     

Where I was wrong in my article and I would like to apologise unequivocally to the DA is here:

The basis of my article was on the continued promotion of decision making structures within business and the DA in particular as privilege to a few black people. Where evidence of this narrative exists, I used a speculative report on the Tshwane Exco, as a casing point, and it was wrong. We now know that the Tshwane MMC list is as diverse and demographically balanced as our society. To this I would like to apologise to the party and its leadership in this regard, I should have waited for the final list before developing the article. I would like wish the party well in all the parts of the country, where they have control, especially in my beloved City of Tshwane.

Conclusion

I do though still maintain that the social agency of black South Africans to move the country forward is an important puzzle piece for the society we all desire. The questionable moral agency from the past decade and the continued perceived failure by black leadership should not warrant the exclusion of black people. It should fuel the development of new champions of justice willing to do the right thing, the right way, in order to inspire a future generations of leaders.

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