DA call for public importance debate following racist remarks about Indian community

George Mari, MPP

Member of the DA in the KZN Legislature

The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal has formally written to provincial Speaker, Peggy Nkonyeni requesting that she place an urgent matter of public importance on the agenda for the next parliamentary sitting on Thursday, 20 June.

The matter concerns recent racist statements made by a Mr Mfeka from the Mazibuye African forum regarding the Indian community and its iconic leader, the great Mahatma Gandhi.  These derogatory comments have been widely published and condemned in the print media.

Clearly, Mr Mfeka needs a lesson on the history of South Africa so that he can be educated on the role of the Indian community in the liberation struggle.

The DA believes that the matter warrants the attention of the House, where it must be debated and a resolution reached regarding Mr Mfeka’s unfortunate remarks.

The Freedom Charter says “South Africa belongs to all who live in it”. Mr Mfeka’s racist attack on the Indian community must be condemned.  It has no place in the New South Africa.

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