The ANC has reacted in anger to the defacing of an election billboard in KwaZulu-Natal which bears the image of the party’s president Jacob Zuma.
“The ANC condemns this dastardly act and views it as a serious setback to the culture of political tolerance that is currently thriving in the province of KwaZulu-Natal,” spokeswoman Nomfundo Mcetywa said on Thursday.
She called on police to investigate and leave no stone unturned in ensuring that political tolerance did not rear its ugly head.
The billboard was situated in the Umlazi suburb.
Although the party said residents had reported to them who had perpetrated the act, the ANC did not want to point fingers.
“The ANC calls on all political parties to show their commitment to the promotion of political tolerance not merely through talking but through actions which promote peace,” Mcetywa said.
“It is clear to us that the doers of this vile act cannot live with the reality that the people of KwaZulu-Natal are in huge numbers endorsing the ANC and view the ANC as the only party which holds the key to a better life to all.”
“The ANC condemns this dastardly act and views it as a serious setback to the culture of political tolerance?
Rather fresh coming from the ANC.
Zuma calls on ANC supporters to treat Cope with respect ANC president Jacob Zuma has appealed for the name-calling between the ruling party and the Congress of the People (Cope) to stop, and said Mosiuoa Lekota's party should be respected as an official opposition party.
Ironically, Zuma was one of the ANC leaders who called Cope members names, describing them as donkeys, witches and snakes. Source.
Thursday, January 15, 2009