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Political intolerance, a problem in SA

Date: Apr 20, 2017

Political Analyst and researcher Ralph Mathekga says there is historical political intolerance in South Africa. Adding that South Africans lack deep appreciation of civil liberties

ANC councillors in the City of Johannesburg are  facing criminal charges following disruptions at a meeting chaired by Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba. Mashaba says the charges will include damage to property and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.  He believes the interruptions are a clear indication the ANC is refusing to accept the outcomes of last year's local government elections. 

Last week, Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga was delayed for four hours in delivering his state of the capital address. 

On the forum@8 we examine whether this is political intolerance and what can be read from these disruptions. According to Political analyst Ralph Mathekga, the disruptions can be partly viewed as political intolerance, but he believes it is the trauma of losing power and the ANC will need to learn to be an opposition.

LISTEN to full discussion


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