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By Dimakatso Modipa

Masixole Mandela at the Pretoria Art Museum with Kabelo Mashabela from CAC photo by Dimakatso Modipa
Masixole Mandela at the Pretoria Art Museum with Kabelo Mashabela from CAC photo by Dimakatso Modipa

Melisizwe Mandela, the great grandson of former statesman and President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, has denounced the Government of National Unity (GNU).

Speaking to Tshwane Talks in Tshwane on Wednesday, Melisizwe Mandela claimed that he and other group of supporters who belong to the Land Party, MKYL, Citizen Active Campaign were prevented by the police from picketing against the Government of National Unity at the Union Buildings, where the inauguration of President Cyril Ramaphosa took place on Wednesday.

Melisizwe Mandela told Tshwane Talks that he and his supporters were duped by the police to go to Church Square from where they would be taken to the Union Buildings under escort.

But according to him, they were instead taken to the local Pretoria Art Museum where they were told it was the place wherein, they would be allowed stage their picketing activities and would not be allowed to proceed to the inauguration ceremony.

This as they were regarded as a threat to peace by the police.

The police had not yet responded to queries regarding this allegation at the time of publishing this story.

Explaining the purpose of the aborted picket, Melisizwe Mandela said:

“The purpose of the picket was to fight against the so-called government of national unity because we don’t want the grand coalition of the DA and the ANC.”

“The DA is a racist organisation that glorifies racism and even has members who have made racial remarks on social media,” he said.

“The DA has burnt the flag of the country, thus declaring war against the people of South Africa,” he emphasised.

He said they won’t allow the DA to “kick” black people and that ” a new apartheid” won’t be tolerated.

Melisizwe Mandela said the issue of the return of the land must be addressed now and that it was disappointing that the ANC has “jumped into bed” with the ” racist DA.”

His other concern was that a 60% consensus has to be reached between GNU parties before any decision would be taken, saying this was giving the DA an unfair advantage because the ANC will always have to confer with it before doing anything.

“If the married between ANC and DA goes on for the next 5 years we won’t have a right to speak about the land issue and it will be like we are speaking about something that is taboo it will be like we are insulting people, said Chief leader of the Land Party leader Gcobani Ndzongana.

“We won’t be able to say we want our land because the DA is there, and the ANC has to pass to DA in anything they want to implement.

One must remember that the EFF and MK they are the children of the ANC, they come from the ANC, and they are using more or less the same actual policies, and they adopted the freedom charter themselves,” he said.

“I’m not a Charteris talking about the freedom charter but the ideology of these parties are the same and we don’t want people that are against BBE, we don’t want the people who are against the land being written,” said Ndzongana.

“We still have an issue of the land in this country and 75% of this land is owed by 35 000 white’s families and is not a matter of color but we don’t have a problem with color per said but we have a problem with arrogant and racism and we don’t have a problem with white people,” Ndzongana concluded.

MKYL inner city of Tshwane co-ordinator Mvumbi Gemani told Tshwane Talks that members of his organisation joined Masixole Mandela in the aborted picket because it hurts to see people who have been given the task of leading South Africa are now actually selling it off to “white monopoly.”

He evoked the spirit of 1976 Soweto Students leader Tsietsi Mashinini and talked upon the youth to protest against GNU.

He said the name of the country must be changed to Azania, as Azania is a geographical name.

But quick research reveals that the word “Azania” is also a geographical name, used by Arab colonialists and it means “people of the South.”

The following attachment is a media Statement by Mayibuye Melisizwe Mandela

combined report regarding the picket against the Grand Government Coalition so called Government

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