Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
Julius Malema, speaking at the launch of the ANC Youth League's youth month programme, called on the government to concentrate service delivery programmes in areas where the ANC gained the most votes.
This shows a complete disregard for the separation of party and state, a concept which is at the heart of a healthy constitutional democracy.
If this principle is not observed, power abuse, corruption and criminalisation of the state become inevitable. Without this foundation, we cannot call ourselves a constitutional democracy.
Malema further commented that the government should not deliver services to the suburbs "because those whites (in suburbs) still vote for the white parties".
This attitude is deeply racist and reinforces the premisethat the ANC has no interest in pursuing a multiracial society.
It is also evidence of the ANC trying to "divide and rule" South Africa using apartheid-style racial classifications.
The "success" of their method is backed up by the recent electoral shifts, which saw the ANC becoming almost entirely uni-racial in the composition of their support base.
In contrast to this, the DA is now one of the most multiracial parties in South Africa. We represent and draw support from all quarters of our population. We will continue to oppose all forms of racism in our quest to realise our vision of an open opportunity society for all.
Khume Ramulifho MPL, DA Youth national spokesperson, Riverlea.