- ACDP leader Rev Kenneth Meshoe urged South Africans to stop blaming apartheid for their problems
- He said the blame for current woes lie squarely on the ANC because it has governed for 24 years
- His tweet sparked intense debate among South Africans on Twitter
Reverend Kenneth Meshoe has urged South Africans to stop blaming apartheid for their problems.
Writing on Twitter on 7 September, the leader of the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) said the ANC is squarely to blame:
The ANC has governed SA for 24 years - crime, violence, corruption, unemployment & poverty has increased. BEE was created & made only the ANC elite wealthy. Stop making excuses for a corrupt, incompetent & failed ANC government.
Rev Meshoe's tweet sparked intense debate among South Africans on Twitter, Briefly.co.za gathered. It has racked up over over 1,300 retweets and 2,800 likes so far.
Many tweeps agreed with him that the ANC government could indeed have done much better.
However, some tweeps disagreed with Rev Meshoe's argument. They held the view that it takes time to dismantle apartheid's legacy.
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