Ramaphosa nixes call to remove Die Stem

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- all4women.co.za | a month ago

“Whatever our individual backgrounds are or circumstances, we are all part of the majority.

“South Africa belongs to all of us equally and we must all feel that we belong to this South Africa, regardless of the various differences that we may have along the lines of language, region or colour. ” EFF MP Ngwanamakwetle Mashabela, in a supplementary question to the president, said “there is a growing tendency in society which would like us to believe that unity means forgetting the injustices of the past which are manifested in the present”.

“What must be the premise of that unity? Should it not be a thoroughgoing transformation of society that includes a rejection of colonialism and apartheid and all that represents including the inclusion of Die Stem in our national anthem?” “What must be the premise of that unity? Should it not be a thoroughgoing transformation of society that includes a rejection of colonialism and apartheid and all that represents including the inclusion of Die Stem in our national anthem?” Ramaphosa responded by saying: “Yes, unity should not mean forgetting the injustices of the past … yes indeed rejecting what represented those injustices in the past in the form of colonialism and apartheid.

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