Race issues not addressed – author

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- heraldlive.co.za | 3 months ago

The Freedom Front Plus represents people whose racial views have not changed in the last 25 years.

This was the view of former trade unionist, newspaper columnist and political scientist Professor Steven Friedman, who was speaking at the Port Elizabeth launch of his latest book, Power in Action: Democracy, Citizenship and Social Justice, at the Nelson Mandela Bay Art Museum on Monday night. Friedman, of the University of Johannesburg, who called the DA a “catch-all party” representing those who opposed the ANC government”, was answering questions around the surprise results of the Freedom Front Plus in the May 8 general election.

Asked whether the increase in Freedom Front votes represented a regression of race relations in SA, Friedman said the party had garnered only 2.

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