DA march on Luthuli House creates a bad precedent

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DA march on Luthuli House creates a bad precedent

by Bantu Holomisa

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) condemns the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) decision to march on Luthuli House.

Nowhere in the world has a political party marched on another political party to air its disagreements and concerns on policy positions and government programmes.

The march should be on the Union Buildings, the seat of Government, rather than on the headquarters of a political party. It is ironic that the DA, which always pontificates about the importance of separating the party and the state, conflates the two on its decision to march on Luthuli House.

This ill-considered and unnecessary march is going to cost the safety and security cluster millions of Rands that should be spent on crime fighting strategies.

It also creates a bad precedent and promotes a culture of political intolerance.

2014-02-17T21:04:23+00:00 February 12th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on DA march on Luthuli House creates a bad precedent