By Veliswa Mvenya (MPL), Shadow MEC for Social Development:
In response to the article “‘No whites, please’ – MEC” published on the front page of the Saturday Dispatch on 7 November 2015, please see my follow-up statement below. For a link to the article, click here.
I have reported MEC Nancy Sihlwayi to the Eastern Cape Legislature Ethics Committee for racism and human rights violations.
The racism of ANC MEC Sihlwayi, in segregating youth on the basis of race, has exposed the ANC as an organisation that is not working for a non-racial future for South Africa.
Sihlwayi’s instruction to exclude white children from a government youth event is nothing but pure racism.
There is no place for racial segregation twenty-one years into our democratic nation.
I expect the Legislature Ethics Committee to take swift action to investigate and sanction MEC Sihlwayi.