Ramaphosa must tell Magashule to stop ‘blaming the white people’ – FF+

Party leader Pieter Groenewald says he acknowledges South Africa’s history but wants to now focus on the future.

On the red carpet ahead of Cyril Ramaphosa’s June 20 State of the Nation Address (Sona), Freedom Front Plus (FF+) leader Pieter Groenewald told an interviewer from news channel Open News that he hopes the president issues a clear call to stop blaming white people for the country’s woes.

“Part of the constitutional obligation of the president is to ensure nation building in South Africa, so I want the president to quite clearly say, stop this narrative of blaming the white people for everything that is going wrong in South Africa,” he said.

As an example he brought up ANC secretary general Ace Magashule.

“Even the secretary general of the ANC about two weeks ago had only to say that because of white monopoly capital we have these problems in the country,” he said.

‌“I said it in each and every state of the nation of the president. We want to build South Africa. We are willing to build South Africa … and ensure we have a future in which everybody can prosper without looking through a matter of race,” he continued.

The interviewer then asked what Groenewald would say to someone who suggests his party does not want to acknowledge South Africa’s race-based past and asks how South Africans can build together if there isn’t an acknowledgment of what we have gone through “and to a large extent still are”.

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