JOHANNESBURG: Mr Mabe added the situation in KwaZulu-Natal demanded decisive and responsible leadership.
The African National Congress (ANC) condemned what it called the racist remarks made by National Youth Task Team Ms Spokesperson Sizophila Mkhize, calling her comment about Indians in KwaZulu-Natal unacceptable.
The party said it noted a video recording in which Ms Mkhize makes derogatory and racist remarks directed at people of Indian descent in the province, which was rocked by violent riots and racial tensions last month.
ANC National Spokesperson, Mr Pule Mabe said the utterances made by Mkhzie have brought the party into disrepute and necessary disciplinary processes will be undertaken.
Mr Mabe added the situation in KwaZulu-Natal demanded decisive and responsible leadership.
A few hours after the party released its statement, Ms Mkhize posted a tweet captioned in isiZulu saying “we will not stop fighting”.
“We must oppose all attempts to provoke racial hostilities and divide Indians and Africans.
“The ANC urges law-enforcement agencies to ensure that the murders that happened in Phoenix are urgently investigated and prosecuted,” Mr Mabe said.
He went on to say the ANC appreciated the co-operation displayed by religious and civic formations in exposing those involved in the horrendous acts witnessed in Phoenix and other parts of the country.
Mr Mabe said that the rebuilding of the country and its economy was going to require that all people work together as one because all South Africans had a duty to confront racism wherever it may rear its ugly head.
“In the long-term, improving the material conditions of all the people of South Africa will lead to a truly equal, united and non-racial nation.
“The ANC calls on all its structures to continue mobilising all progressive forces to oppose all forms of racism and build unity among the people,” Mr Mabe said.