Cope immorally misrepresents Constitution

I am astounded by Mosiuoa Lekota's utterances about affirmative action and black economic empowerment.

I am astounded by Mosiuoa Lekota's utterances about affirmative action and black economic empowerment.

To insinuate that our Constitution was "unequivocal about its rejection of discrimination on any ground" is disingenuous at best and criminal at worst.

The Black Lawyers Association succinctly described this lunacy: " . this is short-sighted and out of step with the aspirations of black people and the equality provisions in the Constitution."

Cope seems determined to reverse the gains made by black people through policies to attract white votes though it knows the rationale behind the policies. How can we trust them with anything if they are not truthful?

There is nothing wrong in trying to woo minority votes, but it is immoral to misrepresent the very Constitution you claim to defend. The utterances are a threat to our Constitution since the policies are constitutionally mandated.

Reviewing policy and its implementation is one thing but distortion is another.

The conditions that necessitated the policies are still prevalent and the over-zealousness to remove instruments aimed at levelling the playing fields is mind boggling.

Implementation needs to be critically examined. Let us not turn the aspirations of our people and instruments that advance their cause into a political football to score cheap kudos.

Mogomotsi Mogodiri, Joburg

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