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SA racism 25 years after Madiba release, cleanse for Parly and #CommitYourSelfie

25 years after Madiba release - call to promote non-racialism

EWN's Emily Corke on this story: as the country marks 25 years since the release of former president Nelson Mandela from prison, anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada says the recent racism reported in the media must stop. Together with struggle stalwart Laloo Chiba, the former Robben Island prisoner says South Africans must use today to renew the fight against racism, following a number of reports of xenophobic and racist attacks. Kathrada spent 26 years in jail for his fight against racial oppression together with Mandela, who served 27 years. Spokesperson for the Ahmed Kathrada foundation Zaakirah Vadi says South Africans must celebrate today by staying true to the ideals Madiba fought for: “Both Kathrada and Laloo Chiba emphasised that the key to addressing racism is molding the lives of young people so that they can become agents of non-racialism."

Parliamentary spiritual cleanse ahead of #SONA15

EWN's Rahima Essop on this story: with just a day to go until President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address (Sona), a group of religious leaders are planning a spiritual cleansing of Parliament today. Relations between Members of Parliament (MPs) reached an all-time low towards the end of last year when police entered the National Assembly during a chaotic late night sitting. There could be another volatile showdown on Thursday if Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema makes good on his threat to disrupt the president's speech.

Tannie Evita's #CommitYourSelfie campaign for #SONA15

EWN's Rahima Essop and Gadeeja Abbas on this story: in the spirit of President Jacob Zuma’s upcoming State of the Nation Address (Sona), satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys’ alter ego Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout has taken to Twitter to stop corruption and pessimism in South Africa. Tired of negativity and whining, the outspoken Bezuidenhout has started a Twitter campaign called #CommitYourSelfie where she urges her followers to post pictures of themselves posing with messages against corruption in government.


This article first appeared on 702 : SA racism 25 years after Madiba release, cleanse for Parly and #CommitYourSelfie


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