The ANC’s Western Cape leaders led a march organised by the youth league against racism in Cape Town on Friday. The Youth League said that it wants to highlight its rejection of what it calls racist utterances and attacks on black people.
Mohammed Khalid Sayed, provincial chairperson of the ANCYL in the Western Cape says that this march was organised as part of their anti-racism campaign because they found that since last year “white racists” have become more bold and arrogant in expressing their racism.
“We also found that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has become a political home for racist, we find people like Dianne Kohler Barnard, who praises PW Botha, still a member of the DA,” Sayed expressed.
The youth league started an anti-racism campaign to eradicate racism from the political landscape.
“Another part of the campaign is to create a social space for young people of different races to ‘chill’ out and interact at a human level,” explains Sayed.
Tomorrow the ANCYL will host a braai and social gathering in Gugulethu in which they have invited youth of all races to sit and discuss issues that affect them.
ANC supporters at the march said that they are there because they want equality in their society.
Arno Marais a supporter of the youth league said that people need to move forward and people need to do so together.
Another protestor Ntombi Mapapu said that she was supporting the march because the ANC is in it stage of the national democratic revolution and as such she says that they hope to achieve non-racialism in (our) lifetime.
The protest got heated as ANCYL members started burning a DA flag in Cape Town. A memorandum was handed over to DA personnel. Sayed says that he hopes that they will implement the leagues suggested changes. VOC