DA calls for protection of statues in Limpopo

By: Jacques Smalle MPL DA Limpopo Provincial Leader I have today written to MEC for Cohgsta Makoma Makhurupetje requesting a comprehensive list of all statues, buildings and other sites that are protected by the National Heritage Act in Limpopo’s 25 Municipalities. This follows yesterday’s defacing and subsequent removal of the bronze busts of Lang Hans van Rensburg, EJP Jorrison, and Minnaar in the Polokwane CBD. Polokwane has more public sculptures per capita in its parks than anywhere else in South Africa and was the first to unveil a bust of Nelson Mandela at the civic gardens. The DA will encourage MEC to develop a plan of action for preservation of our statues and to engage in open dialogue to safeguard our diverse heritage The DA calls for an inclusive politics where everyone’s ancestry and heritage is commemorated We cannot celebrate the Constitution when it protects our right to freedom of expression and belief but want to disregard it when it protects other people’s right to the same thing. As a country we will not know where are going if we do not know where we came from. While other parties are busy inciting hate, intolerance and the superiority of one culture/history over another, the very things that caused Apartheid and Xenophobia, the DA will continue to roll up its sleeves in working for an open opportunity society for all. [END] ##################################################################################### Scanned by MailMarshal – M86 Security’s comprehensive email content security solution. Download a free evaluation of MailMarshal at www.m86security.com #####################################################################################