The City of Cape Town’s Mayor
Patricia de Lille has urged councillors to promote anti-racism campaign, during
a full council meeting today.
The campaign is aimed at
creating public platforms for dialogue to confront what makes some residents
feel excluded, while others felt entitled.
De Lille says it is not the
responsibility of government alone to promote reconciliation, it is the
responsibility of each and every individual to deal with racism in this city.
De Lille said we in Cape Town
want to promote reconciliation and fight racism while also instilling the
rights that they have access to within them.
While racism is a problem for
our country we are taking the lead here in Cape Town especially in context to
the recent spate of racist incidents which have occurred.
“I would like all councillors
to be part of this campaign by promoting this campaign within communities by engaging
with the people in your respective communities” De Lille added.
De Lille also added that it is
up to us to demonstrate bold leadership and to actively promote reconciliation
within our city.
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