David Mabuza, Deputy President of the ANC, has added his voice to the condemnation of recent allegedly racially motivated incidents causing tension in South Africa
Deputy President of the ruling party, David Mabuza, denunciated recent racially motivated and divisive incidents causing tension in the country.
Addressing ANC supporters in Stanger, KZN Mabuza had said the party cannot allow South Africa to slip back into the darkness of apartheid.
The deputy had been referring to a recent incident in Clifton where a private security company had removed beach-goers from the area after sunset.
“We (ANC) seem to be veering away from our strategic objectives, because when the ANC was founded we said we want to create a non-racial South Africa. Everyday we hear racial remarks. In certain areas some people were denied going to the beach recently. We can’t allow South Africa to go back to that dark period,”
Despite this, Mabuza had been impressed with the community in Stanger, saying:
“Here we have black, coloured and Indian together. This is the kind of South Africa we fought for, keep it up,”
The community in question, however, had been more worried about unemployment and poverty.
The leader had admitted the ANC had not ‘done well’ as far the economy and job creation was concerned.
He chalked this up to the previous administration’s governing of government-owned entities.
“ Some people have looted the resources of government. We are here to bring back credibility to these institutions. The strength of the country lies behind its own institutions.We owe it to our people and we have the capacity to build those (institutions),”
He gave the community a snippet of the ANCs manifesto, which will be delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa tomorrow.
“We are acknowledging where we went wrong, we accept our failures and we commit to correct, and we will also speak on the renewal of the ANC,”
According to the deputy, the renewal of the ruling party aims to produce a better government, stronger state-owned entities and more jobs.
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