22 May 2013
Government is shocked and dismayed that in this day and age there are still South African citizens who do not want to integrate into a democratic South Africa that belongs to all who live in it. This comes after the media reports have indicated that the community of Kleinfontein vow that only Afrikaners will live in the area.
Acting GCIS CEO, Phumla Williams, said “We just celebrated our hard earned freedom last month. This disintegration is extremely disappointing as it perpetuates the ills of the apartheid era. Such acts were the main causes of a divided South Africa.”
South Africa has made significant progress in uniting all citizens and breaking the racial barriers that epitomized the ‘old’ disjointed South Africa. All South Africans are governed by a Constitution that caters for all who live in the country regardless of race and religion.
“It should be noted that the Kleinfontein community benefits from the services provided for by the government and we strongly discourage them from lobbying for the town to be declared independent from the Tshwane municipality as this will be contrary to the Constitution of this country,” Williams said.
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