'Indians are not settlers' - IFP's leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi

'Indians are not settlers' - IFP's leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi

- Mangosuthu Buthelezi, leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party, says the anti-Indian attitude of some politicians is unacceptable

- Buthelezi was speaking at a event held by the Indian consulate in Durban

- The IFP leader also said that the attitude contributes to social division

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The Indian consulate held The Impact of the arrival of Indians on culture in South Africa at the Kinsmead stadium in Durban on the 10th, and Mangosuthu Buthelezi addressed the crowd about politicians' behaviour towards Indians.

Buthelezi ,leader of the IFP, says an anti-Indian attitude is just like other forms of social division and it is unacceptable.

As reported by eNCA, Buthelezi feels concerned about the way politicians accuse Indians of being racist.

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Buthelezi said he is concerned that Indians are said to be "less deserving of the fruits of democracy".

This is completely unacceptable. This anti-Indian sentiment, like any social divisions, must be countered with truth and social cohesion, after all, Indians are not settlers in this country.

Buthelezi also touched on the land reform issue and said if expropriation without compensation isn't done within the limits of the law, it would open old wounds.

He said it would negatively affect social cohesion.

I'm deeply concerned by where the expropriation of land without compensation will lead us. I'm not against it, but if we do not handle it with great care it is certain to deter foreign investment.

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As reported by Briefly.co.za, Buthelezi said the IFP supports expropriation but calls on South Africa to do it carefully.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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