statement by National Deputy-Secretary

The racial polarisation and political intolerance demonstrated during the past few weeks are of grave concern to the UDM. Not only was it demonstrated in the irresponsible remarks of Peter Mokaba but also in the Vryburg incident, the death of baby Angelina and the racial emotions surrounding murders. It seems no longer important that a life has been taken, but rather what race that victim came from. Racial polarisation is the symptom, the cause lies much deeper. Political parties UDM in its comments before the opening of parliament warned that in this, the pre-election year, political parties would have to guard against electioneering instead of concentrating on the very important issues at hand. Electioneering, racial polarisation and political intolerance is now already.