ACDP admits jumping the gun

Durban - THE African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has conceded that it may have been premature to protest against what it initially believed were attempts to scrap Christian holidays from the national calendar.

“It does seem like we might have jumped the gun on this issue. Our experience has shown that the time to jump up and down is during the early stages of these processes, because if you wait until it goes to Parliament, then it becomes a fait accompli,” said Jo Ann Downs, the party’s national chairman.

The ACDP has called on men to protect women against violence. Credit: supplied

This comes after the Commission for the Protection and Promotion of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) reacted angrily to the party after its protest march on Saturday.

It said it never wanted to do away with these holidays because that would go against its mandate of protecting all religious groups. - Daily News