Opinion

Racism alive and well in South Africa

For the most part, South Africans want a government that is focused on improving the economy, ensuring service delivery and creating jobs, not one that is throwing the race card and playing the blame game.

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) associate, Gabriel Crous told the SowetanLIVE that since 1994 we have expected government to retreat in racial accusations yet there have been many incidents in recent months, not only within the parties but across social media platforms which is cause for concern.

The country are continually hearing about the White Monopoly Capital and racism is often used as an excuse for political shortcomings which makes citizens wonder how serious government is about combating racism, said Crous.

On Youth Day Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, created a Twitter post using the hashtags #OurLand and #TheLandIsOurs.

While the Tweet has rallied the support of many followers, the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) have received a complaint which requires them to track down the South African ambassador to Denmark and verify the comments.

It is alleged that she made statements saying that the trembling white cowards will not rule again and that she does not fear the land thieves.