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Dullah Omar’s family wants his name separated from ANC

The family on Friday released a statement saying the ruling party should remove Omar’s name from its Cape Town metro region.

Late struggle icon Dullah Omar. Picture: www.ethicore.co.za.

CAPE TOWN – The family of late struggle icon Dullah Omar says it wants his name separated from the African National Congress (ANC).

The family on Friday released a statement saying the ruling party should remove Omar’s name from its Cape Town metro region.

They say current dynamics within the ruling party are in sharp contrast to Omar’s beliefs.

The family says their reaction was triggered by the ANC using Dullah Omar’s name in a march endorsing President Jacob Zuma.

Recent leadership battles within the party’s Cape Town Metro region named after the struggle icon also unsettled the family.

Omar’s sister Latifa Omar says Zuma’s alleged links to corrupt activities prevent them from supporting a march in honour of him.

“They are at liberty to hold their march. We’re not asking them to call off the march but we’re simply saying we want to disassociate our name and my brother’s name in particular.”

The ANC march is set to take place on Tuesday ahead of Parliament voting in a motion of no confidence against Zuma.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)

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