Durban - Deputy President David Mabuza has on Monday, encouraged South Africans to embrace diversity instead of retreating into “narrow nationalist, racial and ethnic enclaves”.
Speaking at the State’s official Heritage Day commemoration ceremony in Kokstad, southern KwaZulu-Natal, near the Eastern Cape border, Mabuza said the country was “meeting at a time in our history when the divisions of our past, when our heightened sense of retreating to the past threatens national unity”.
Mabuza had earlier unveiled a statue of the historic Griqua leader Adam Kok III and renamed a municipal hall, which is now called the Adam Kok Municipal Building.
“Even though there is no need for divisions, for if we hold our hands together in addressing the imbalances of the past, we are guaranteeing future generations a prosperous South Africa worthy of inheritance,” said Mabuza.
He was making reference to the land debate and the possibility of a Constitutional amendment that will allow the state to expropriate land without compensation.