ISSUED BY MALIZOLE DIKO
UDM NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON
UDM feels that this is a day when the South African Youth should be proud of the
strength that they have as Youth.
The youth of South Africa should on this day show their dedication to
reconciliation, learning and fighting against HIV/AIDS. The Youth should not be
confused by the stance of President Mbeki on HIV/AIDS. Incidents such as that of
the University of Durban Westville should not be allowed to happen in this
country, not after what we have achieved.
The racial tensions in some tertiary institutions are disturbing and what
disturbs one even more is the knowledge that these racial tensions are amongst
the young people. The youth is the future of this country and if it continues
the racial divides of the past to dictate to them the better future of this
country is under threat, where people of all racial groupings will work together
The National Youth Commission should play a very important role in unifying the
youth of this country.
We can only hope to succeed as a nation if our youth is striving for success.
UDM National Spokesperson
15 June 2000