ANC condemns black boy's eviction from Caravan Park

Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal, Thursday condemned last Sunday's eviction of a black boy and his white friends from a caravan resort on grounds of racism.
Seventeen-year-old Castro Baye Hlongwane and his friends had gone to the Leisure View Caravan Resort at Margate near Durban for New Year's celebration.
On arrival, he was allegedly told by the resort owner that he was not welcomed in the resort because of his skin colour.
The boy and his white friends and other white revellers objected to the racist act.
He also telephoned his parents to relate the humiliating encounter.
"Racism can no longer be tolerated in our society.
Its head must be struck where ever it shows itself.
Any business or person practising racism whether overt or covert must suffer the consequences," said ANC spokesman Mtholephi Mthimkhulu.
He said the ANC "commends the white boys who were with Hlongwane and other revellers in this racist resort, who objected to the action of the owner.
" The ANC was also said to be contemplating a petition to the Tourism Department for possible consumer boycott of the resort.

03 january 2002 09:40:00

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