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Tsedu challenges cope's dandala to public debate

By unknown | Nov 20, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

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Actor, TV personality and supporter of the soon-to-be-formed Congress of the People youth wing Hlomla Dandala has been challenged to a public debate by a member of the ANC from the same industry.

Actor and TV personality Mpho Tsedu has challenged Dandala to a public debate to discuss "issues affecting young professionals in our industry in the context of a participatory democracy".

Yesterday Dandala said he had accepted the challenge because "South Africa is a debating nation".

"We are a nation in which people with different opinions engage and thrash out their differences without animosity," he said.

Tsedu said his debate with Dandala would explore the various challenges facing young professionals "within the context of current political developments".

In a previous interview he said Dandala had raised important issues such as a participatory democracy - which young people must debate about so as to become informed citizens who can make informed political decisions.

Dandala warned he would engage Tsedu as an artist "because I am not an activist but a concerned South African".

Tsedu said he would engage Dandala in "whatever capacity, anywhere, any time".

ANC provincial spokesman Nkenke Kekana welcomed the debate between the two young professionals.

"It is good for young people to engage because the future belongs to them. They need to debate what the future is going to look like."


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