Youths march against racism in rural South Africa

Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Ahead of the Durban World Conference against Racism, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in South Africa Tuesday held a march in Petersburg to decry racism in small towns, rural areas and farms.
The decision to hold the march was taken after locals complained about gross violation of human rights, especially among poor blacks.
The marchers proceeded to the Justice Department where a memorandum was handed there Youth League President Cde Malusi Gigaba.
Speaking at the occasion, spokesman Khulekani Ntshangase described the march as "a clear demonstration that the youth is angry at racism and masters behind it".
He said "the ANCYL will give up whatever it costs to win a war against racism that has ravaged our society for many years".

29 august 2001 10:36:00




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