National Assembly Cape Town: Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Social cohesion in South Africa is of
paramount importance and one of the very foundation stones upon
which any successful nation is built.
Since 1994 and with the advent of our new
constitutional dispensation we have all been working very hard
at building a unified South Africa, a South Africa that sees all
citizens as equal regardless of race, gender, religious or
However Mr Speaker, there are still amongst us
certain divisive individuals who seek to spread and engender
racial conflict within our country. A case in point is the
recent derogatory remarks made against our Indian compatriots by
the ANCYL president. These individuals use this kind of rhetoric
as a means of cheap politicking in support of their own skewed
political and most often personal agendas.
Mr Speaker, racial intolerance cannot and must
not be allowed on any platform in South Africa, and the IFP urges
all political parties to ensure that this kind of speech finds
no safe haven within their ranks.
I thank you.
Mr Narend Singh MP
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