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Mbete urges Parly and media to responsibly reflect race debate

National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete says the media has an important role to play in the ongoing race debate in South Africa.

During an anti-racism conference hosted by the the Human Rights Commission (HRC), Mbete stressed that the country needs to work collectively to combat racism.

Mbete says racism debates must take place in Parliament, in churches, universities and in society.

Thando Kubheka, EWN reporter

EWN's Thando Kubheka says Mbete also reminded the media about its role in building an informed and educated society through story-telling.

Mbete further emphasized the need for Parliament to address the issue of race.

She spoke about how Parliament has deteriorated to a place of disorder and while it reflects the kind of society South Africa has become, as an institution Parliament has a responsibility to lead by example.

Thando Kubheka, EWN reporter

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:


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