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'Nothing ethnic here' - Zuma foundation slams claims of 'ethnic mobilisation'

12 July 2021

The Jacob Zuma Foundation has hit back at President Cyril Ramaphosa after he claimed that the violent pro-Zuma protests are based on ethnic mobilisation.
    The Jacob Zuma Foundation says it will approach the SAHRC over Ramaphosa's remarks about ethnic mobilisation

    Ramaphosa condemned the violent pro-Zuma protests on Sunday night and denounced ethnic mobilisation

    Political analyst Sanusha Naidu says Ramaphosa's remarks have irked many people on social media

The Jacob Zuma Foundation has taken issue with President Cyril Ramaphosa's comments stating that some of the violent pro-Zuma protests in part of KZN and Gauteng are based on ethnic mobilisation.

During his address on Sunday night, Ramaphosa condemned the increasingly violent protests in some parts of the country allegedly led by Zuma supporters.

The president said that the violent, destructive, and disruptive demonstrations could not be justified.

He condemned ethnic mobilisation and stressed that South Africa was committed to non-racialism and non-tribalism,

In a tweet, the Jacob Zuma Foundation said it would approach the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Monday to report Ramaphosa for his statements.

The foundation claims that Ramaphosa's allegations about ethnic-based mobilisation are "reckless, divisive and unsubstantiated".

Political analyst Sanusha Naidu says Ramaphosa's comments about tribalism were also met with criticism online.

Source: Cape Talk

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