JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s Afrikaner-only town, Orania, must fall.
So says the board chair of the Harry Gwala Foundation, Panyaza Lesufi.
He says Orania isn't inclusive or a symbol of democracy.
Lesufi was speaking during a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of struggle icon, Harry Gwala.
“We understand why that institution was established. It has lived its time now. It’s now that that place must be liberated and all South Africans must be allowed to stay wherever they want to stay. We don’t say we want to stay with them but you can’t have an institution that is established on the basis of language or on the basis of a colour of a skin,” said Panyaza.
Orania was founded in 1991 as apartheid was coming to an end.
The town has been the subject of intense debate for years.
On honouring struggle stalwart Harry Gwala, alliance partners and Gwala’s Foundation are calling for his gravesite to be declared a national heritage site.