DA to refer ANC MP’s hate speech to Ethics Committee

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The DA is deeply disturbed and disgusted by ANC MP, Bongani Mkongi’s calls for the ‘Zuma Must Fall’ billboard in Cape Town, as well as the building it is on and its occupants, to be burnt down.

I will write to the Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests and request that it investigates Mkongi’s remarks and conduct as a matter of urgency.

Mkongi’s remarks not only violate our country’s constitutional and reconciliatory principles, but are tantamount to hate speech and incitement to violence, and require thorough investigation.

During this time of heated public debate, South Africans, particularly its Members of Parliament who are expected to lead national discourse, need to engage one another in manner that leads to solutions not exacerbating incitements of violence such as arson.

The DA remains committed to our nations democratic principles and the eradication of racism, and will do everything in our power to ensure transgressors and hatemongers are held to account.

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2 Responses to DA to refer ANC MP’s hate speech to Ethics Committee

  1. William Glyndwr Morgan January 16, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

    The ANC is panicking. They do not know how to take a bit of stress. They break easily. They will get even more unbalanced, hold the line!

  2. Malcolm January 18, 2016 at 8:11 am #

    The ANC and its people spent decades fighting for democracy. Now that they have power, none of them want democracy. This goes for the majority of todays youth. Instead of using their democratic right to vote for change, they would rather protest violently and not vote at all. Unfortunately, the reality for South Africa’s future is that there is little hope of our democracy changing the future of South Africa for the better. Its a mind boggling and very worrying prospect. I fear for our country. Violence seems to be the way things will go forward with the ANC watching over it and using strong arm tactics to remain in power. The signs that we are in a dictatorship are very evident, and we do not have a sufficiently educated majority to short circuit this circumstance. I do hope I am wrong, but am very worried I am not.

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