Air anthem for moral regeneration: MP

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Copy of IOL PN_anthem0 (Read-Only) REUTERS A fan sings the national anthem ahead of the Rugby Championship test match between South Africa and Argentina at the Soccer City stadium in Soweto on August 17, 2013. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko

ANC MP Lindiwe Michelle Maseko has suggested the SABC broadcast the national anthem twice a day to foster patriotism, The Times reported on Wednesday.

According to Maseko this was because South Africans were not patriotic enough.

She reportedly suggested the anthem be played by the national broadcaster every day at 6am and noon.

Maseko reportedly said that when she was growing up in the "homeland" Bophuthatswana, the radio and TV stations played the national anthem twice a day and she believed the SABC should do the same.

She claimed this would strengthen social cohesion and moral regeneration. - Sapa


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