Sunday, October 19, 2008

A New Political Party?

This was reported in the Times Online

'The former defence minister who is set to smash the mould of South African politics by breaking away from the African National Congress (ANC) and founding a new party will welcome whites, Indians and other minorities into its leadership.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Mosiuoa “Terror” Lekota, 60, vowed to make a clean break with the past through a party that will be pro-business, free from the rhetoric of Marxism and determined to end the “white flight” that drains talent from South Africa.
Lekota, who acquired the nickname “Terror” from his days as a tearaway striker on the football pitch, revealed that his new party will be called the South African National Congress, that it will hold a national convention in the next few weeks and that he is prepared to form a coalition with the liberal and largely white opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, to form a government.'

Well its hard to believe that the leopard can really change his spots, yet anyone is allowed to change direction when necessary,even politicians. What is written above is the only way forward. It implies ending white flight by removing BEE and AA in the workplace and perhaps putting the best people in places of power and fighting crime.

 He also said;

 'It’s important that all South Africans feel wanted here. It' s their home too.'
“It’s vital that whites, coloureds [those of mixed race] and Indians all feel that they can participate effectively and be elected to leadership positions.”

Hopefully the new party will stop blaming the whites for the failures of the present and that all will be 'welcome to the party' irrespectively of their past political affiliations.In other words they need not have been activists and gone to Robben Island.

Well its a big ask but is the only thing that will save South Africa's slide to Zimbabwianization.

Many other reports of the breakaway from the ANC are not too optimistic so we'll see. But don't hold your breath.


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