[lg policy] Cabinet condemns Lesufi 'hanging' incident

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 10:17:12 EDT 2018


 Cabinet condemns Lesufi 'hanging' incident

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has come under attack and has been
accused of wanting to rid schools of Afrikaans through the introduction of
a dual language policy.
[image: The effigy of Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi being hung in a
tree by two men in Pretoria. Picture: @Lesufi/Twitter]
The effigy of Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi being hung in a tree by
two men in Pretoria. Picture: @Lesufi/Twitter

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Babalo Ndenze <http://ewn.co.za/Contributors/babalo-ndenze> | about 4 hours
ago

CAPE TOWN – Cabinet has condemned in an incident where two men hanged an
effigy of Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi
<http://ewn.co.za/2018/04/26/gauteng-anc-outraged-by-hanging-threat-against-education-mec-lesufi>
in Pretoria.

The incident happened outside the offices the Basic Education Ministry’s
office on Wednesday. It’s been labelled as racist.

Lesufi has come under attack and has been accused of wanting to rid schools
of Afrikaans through the introduction of a dual language policy.

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has called on white South
Africans to distance themselves from the actions of the two men.

She says that Lesufi should be protected for defending the Constitution,
adding that any action against the two men should be handled by the
relevant law enforcement agencies.

Mokonyane says this is unfortunately the attitude of many white South
Africans and warned that there are laws that criminalise hate speech.

*LISTEN: Lesufi: These morons came to 'hang' me*

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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
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