- Maps Maponyane took to social media to have his say on the ANC new anti-racism campaign
- ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte announced the ANC's support in the global Black Lives Matter movement
- Maps and Siv Ngesi feel SA should be focusing on fixing their own issues first
Maps Maponyane took to social media to have his say on the ANC’s anti-racism campaign in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
George Floyd’s death has sparked anti-racial uprisings all over the globe that have made many take a long hard look t their own countries.
Briefly.co.za knows that the ANC launched the “Black Friday” campaign to show their support, however, it has made a number of people question just how much room we have to comment.
George died after a policeman suffocated him by pressing his leg into George's neck for a prolonged period.
ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte announced that the anti-racism campaign would see South Africans wearing black every Friday in support of the global movement.
“The USA and its African American community in particular has played a critical role in our own struggle against the institutionalised racism of apartheid. Today, we must as a nation add our voices in solidarity to their call that black lives matter.”
Taking to social media to share his views, Maps explained how he believes SA should be focusing on their own racial based issues rather than trying to fix those in other countries like the US.
Maps took to Twitter to add his thoughts on the decision, pointing out that SA has its own issues that need to addressed.
“We have a pretty dirty house here too... not sure why we're just stepping over it thinking it's going to clean itself up instead of actively attending to it.”
Comedian and TV presenter Siv Ngesi supported Maps on his statement, agreeing that SA has its own issues it should be focusing on.
“ANC are a bunch of jokes.”
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