Throw Back – Archbishop Desmond Tutu Said; “This Government Is Worse Than The Apartheid Government”


I’m really sorry to bring up this apartheid nonsense again, but it is necessary I do. By nonsense, I do not mean to belittle the stupid, discriminating, and agonizing government of the National Party as nothing. It was something, it was evil, that’s sure. I however, meant that it’s completely outrageous and senseless to regard South Africa’s latest effort (ZumaMustFall March) at making things better in the country as a racist move.

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With the increasing unfortunate label of the march as a racist move, it is expedient to remind South African’s what the march was all about. It wasn’t about being black, white, colored or such rubbish, it wasn’t about removing ANC as the ruling party, it wasn’t even about Zuma (let’s just say it’s unfortunate he’s like the head of a snake South Africans wants to get rid of).

The march was rather, about destroying another evil that is plaguing the country. Just as apartheid was a grievous affliction, the march was a move to do away with another calamity that has befallen the nation. And if there’s anybody to listen to, such person is the Archbishop, Desmond Tutu.

Tutu contributed immensely in the fight against apartheid, he has always preached and campaigned for freedom and equity for all; he and the late ANC hero – Nelson Mandela – were friends. So we can disregard the Zulu King (King Goodwill Zwelithini) when he said the apartheid government was better that what we have now, but we ought to listen and take serious whatever Archbishop Tutu has to say about the present government. And what Tutu said, is enough reason for any well-meaning South Africa to take on the task of doing whatsoever is necessary and reasonable to conquer the nature of the government we have today, just as the National Party apartheid government was conquered.

Tutu said;

…This government, our government is worse than the apartheid government…we were expecting that now, we would have a government that’s sensitive to the sentiments of our constitution. One big trouble is that the ANC on the whole reckons that the freedom that we enjoy is due to them…they reckon that everybody else is just a sideline… let the ANC know that they cannot airbrush us out…Mr Zuma, you and your government don’t represent me, you represent your own interest…and i’m warning you…one day we will start praying for the defeat of the ANC government. You are disgraceful…you are behaving in a way that is totally at variance with the things for which we stood… we will pray as we prayed for the downfall of the apartheid government, we will pray for the downfall of a government that misrepresents us…Watch-out ANC government, Watch-out.

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