Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mosiuoa Lekota for President

"We have put in place institutions of government … now there is a tirade of attacks on the courts and the judges. And there is even the demand that we must defend verdicts which suit certain individuals. If the judges are described as counter-revolutionaries … where is the comfort for the citizens of this country?"

"Now we are saying, no, in a particular case - of the state vs the president of the ANC - there must be a political solution. What has happened to the clause in the freedom charter: All shall be equal before the law. “Who is deviating from the Freedom Charter? Why did we spend years and years of suffering in exile and in jail for this clause?"

"Let the people of South Africa decide whether they want the Malema’s of this world or whether they want sober leadership. “In the coming weeks we will consult … to call a national convention to determine how to proceed, to defend democracy in this country. “We paid the price for these principles. We paid the price for these principles. It would be a betrayal on our part not to rise to defend the legacy."


Full story: The Times

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