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COPE CONDEMNS ALLEGED RACIST SMS AT STELLENBOSCH – Mosiuoa Lekota

Mosiuoa Lekota

Congress of the People is utterly astonished that people in our country still believe that they can get away with racist remarks and expression of racial hatred.

The allegation that a University of Stellenbosch lecturer had sent Duma, a sociology student there, and SMS which read, “Jou swart moer van die wit boer”, is incomprehensible if true.

Is rationality dead in our country? Has Mandela’s teachings evaporated with his demise? Is the fact that we are all descended from an African mother lost on all of us? What explanation is there for such residual racial contempt?

Racist behaviour is totally taboo in our country. It is a disgrace for anyone, white or black, to perpetuate racism in any form.

COPE condemns racism wherever it comes from. COPE is committed to upholding Nelson Mandela’s legacy of reconciliation and nation building. That is the only way forward.

Racism is a moral and intellectual failure. It diminishes the racist and endangers our society. We must condemn all racists. All South Africans to stand united against all racists, especially those who come from within our own communities. The stronger our condemnation, the sooner people will understand the need to wash their hearts of racism.

If a lecturer at Stellenbosch is indeed guilty of such puerile behaviour, all of Stellenbosch and the university fraternity must stand together and collectively denounce the odious behaviour.

Issued by Mosiuoa Lekota, COPE President

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  1. Robert Forbes

     /  May 4, 2015

    But then why is the Honourable Lekota so silent when his brothers and sisters sing Dubul’ iBhunu ?

    “The controversial Dubul’ iBhunu (Shoot the Boer) song reared its ugly head during an emotionally charged public meeting debating the merger of the financially crippled Mpofana (Mooi River) and uMngeni (Howick and Hilton) municipalities.”

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  2. paul

     /  May 5, 2015

    I agree , totally , but malema and zuma and puppets need to stop their racial slurs on us, the minority , so they are allowed hate speech etc but not us ?? I don t think so ..

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  3. paul

     /  May 5, 2015

    Zuma and his puppets are a corrupt bunch of thieves, he has closed the ranks with his cronies, your time will come zuma

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  4. paul

     /  May 5, 2015

    I agree , totally , but malema and zuma and puppets need to stop their racial slurs on us, the minority , so they are allowed hate speech etc but not us ?? I don t think so ..as for zuma, you and mugabe have to be the BIGGEST RACISTS that ever lived you need to hang your heads in shame for what you bave allowed to happen to INNOCENT people, especially defenceless elderly people

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  5. paul

     /  May 5, 2015

    Just remember,karma has everyone s address

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