The Economic Freedom Fighters says the rejection of repealing apartheid laws must be seen as another sign of the ruling party’s degeneration.
It was yesterday that the EFF tabled a motion in parliament to get all apartheid laws repealed.
According to the party, the essence of the motion was to allow a process that would ensure that all the legislation passed under apartheid with the intent of realising the superiority rule and dominance of white people over blacks are removed.
“That apartheid legislation is still here and alive 22 years into democracy is a sign of unfinished liberation,” argued the Fighters.
As it happened, the ANC caucus voted against the motion. EFF reacted and asserted that it’s a political failure on the part of the ANC.
“It means finally, we can actually say with confidence that the ANC has not only failed to provide economic freedom, it has also failed to provide complete political freedom.
“…The implication of this vote is that we will continue to live with apartheid laws, 22 years after democracy, thus condemning our democratic dispensation to continue to live under the shadow of the murderous apartheid regime,” EFF wailed.
With that, EFF divulged that the ANC refused to change the apartheid laws because they want to continue to use them to fight battles against political opponents.
“This is clearly demonstrated by their usage of the Riotous Assemblies Act of 1956, which is about protecting and advancing the dominance and supremacy of the white minority. The ANC brought charges against the CIC Julius Malema in the Newcastle Magistrate Court using this act with a view to
The ANC brought charges against the CIC Julius Malema in the Newcastle Magistrate Court using this act with a view to suppress him and the Economic Emancipation Movement. This same Act was used in the Treason
This same Act was used in the Treason Trial against anti-apartheid activists who were in turn jailed for decades.”
ANC in response trash-talked the EFF for being ignorant of their Parliamentary responsibilities. According to the ruling party, it’s mischievous and opportunistic of the EFF to table the motion in parliament.
“…Because they are today facing a matter in court for allegedly inciting public violence and anarchy, (they) want this parliament to decree at once that all laws are unconstitutional. Ruling by decree is a feature of dictatorial regimes, which is in direct conflict with our constitutional democracy,” ANC stated.