‘I am Muslim but that does not make me a Boko Haram member’, Democratic Alliance Student Organisation leader, Yusuf Cassim lamented.
The student leader said he was insulted at a Livity Africa debate in Nelson Mandela Bay on Thursday afternoon by ANC members.
Following the incidence, Cassim has decided to deal with some ANC members and supporters for labeling him a ‘terrorist’.
He said he overheard some ANC members and supporters saying he is a Boko Haram member during the event which held yesterday.
Yusuf Cassim Takes ANC Members To SAHRC
Speaking on Friday, he said: “I have therefore decided to report the ANC to the South African Human Rights Commission. They are to investigate this matter and to ensure proper remedial action is taken.
The comments were made by ANC members and supporters in the audience. The ANC took no steps to stop their supporters insulting me in this way‚” Cassim alleged.
The aggrieved leader added that such discrimination take place in a democratic South Africa. He rather believes there should be religious tolerance and understanding of others religious beliefs in the country.
Speaking further in a statement, Cassim said: “It is vital that we act on all instances of bigotry, racism, homophobia, religious intolerance and xenophobia.
This discrimination tears apart the very fabric of our constitutional democracy. It undermines the vision of 1994; that of a prosperous South Africa, united in its diversity.
The DA is committed to this legacy. Our principles of Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity are at the heart of what we believe in and stand for.”
Few days ago, Cassim condemned ANCYL’s statement in support of SABC censorship and Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s reign over the public broadcaster.
“It is equally a slap in the face of our country’s young people, who want to live in a democracy, underpinned by the constitutional principles of equality, freedom and dignity,” Cassim added.