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South Africa: Zuma says NO to racism

South Africa: Zuma says NO to racism

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South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma denounced racism on Saturday during the ANC’s 104th anniversary.

He called on South Africans to work together and eradicate the “demon of racism” following a number of discriminatory insults published on social media.

It is clear that there is a minority in our country that still harbours a desire to separate our communities and who idolise apartheid-era leaders. These people don’t represent the true character of the new South Africa.

“It is clear that there is a minority in our country that still harbours a desire to separate our communities and who idolise apartheid-era leaders. These people don’t represent the true character of the new South Africa,” he told thousands of people attending the party’s 104th anniversary celebrations in Rustenburg on Saturday.

The ANC has said it will pursue the criminalization of racist comments.

This is not the first time that the rainbow nation has hit the headlines over racist slurs.

In April 2015, racist comments by a popular king were believed to have sparked a wave of xenophobic attacks in the country, that left at least 5 people dead.

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