- Pieter Groenewald says Ramaphosa must put an end to a narrative of white people being responsible for all South Africa's problems
- The FF+ leader says his party acknowledges the country's racist past but that he wants to focus on the future
- Groenewald made the comments ahead of SONA
Freedom Front Plus (FF+) leader Pieter Groenewald has called on Cyril Ramaphosa to urge people not to blame white people for South Africa's problems.
Groenewald made the comments on the red carpet ahead of Ramaphosa's SONA.
Groenewald said that the president had a constitutional duty to engage in "nation-building".
The FF+ urged Ramaphosa to speak out and put a stop to what Groenewald sees as the "narrative of blaming the white people for everything that is going wrong in South Africa".
According to The Citizen, Groenewald said that he acknowledges the country's past, but said he thought it was time to focus on the future.
"In each and every country there are in their history certain issues, but we cannot change them so please, we can talk about it, but let's go forward," he said.
Additionally, he dismissed suggestions that his party does not want to talk about South Africa's history of racial segregation, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
Groenewald is attending SONA as an MP. His party holds 12 seats in the National Assembly - up from four five years ago. In this year's election, the FF+ saw a major boost in support compared to what they had achieved previously.
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