De Klerk: Govt failing to implement NDP
FW De Klerk says South Africa has been on the wrong road since the ANC voted in Jacob Zuma as the party's president.
De Klerk has spoken at a conference commemorating the 27th anniversary of his speech at the opening of Parliament in 1990 in which he unbanned several anti-apartheid organisations including the ANC.
FW De Klerk says South Africa has been on the wrong road since the African National Congress (ANC) voted in Jacob Zuma as the party's president.
De Klerk says the government is failing to fulfil the goals of the National Development Plan which aims to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030.
“The government continues to do advanced policies and implement policies which do not aspire to achieve the fulfilment of the National Development Plan.”
De Klerk says he hopes the ANC will take citizens' concerns into account ahead of its elective conference in December.
“It’s our hope that the elective conference will bring about a rethink within the ANC about where they want to lead the country to.”
Deputy chairperson of the South African Institute of International Affairs, Moloetsi Mbeki, has echoed De Klerk's sentiments, saying that some sections in the ANC have contributed to racial tension.
(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)