STATEMENT ISSUED BY MALIZOLE DIKO
UDM NATIONAL SECRETARY
came up with the concept of fighting fire with fire, must have had the
Democratic Alliance (DA) in mind. Speaking out and acting only when the
politically vulnerable white "volk" is faced with the remnants of
apartheid confirms the DA's commitment to mislead the nation towards the
persistent and utopian idea of a supreme race.
The stance taken by the DA in addressing farm attacks both nationally and
internationally can only be compared to doing laundry in muddy water and
then hanging it out in the rain to dry.
This totally defies logic and does not bring on board critical and crucial
points of concern.
The focus on farm owners only as a solution and the exclusion of workers and the
farming community is just as futile. The United Democratic Movement (UDM)
strongly advocates and believes that an all-inclusive and holistic approach
towards the problem is a solution. An approach of this nature should be
accompanied by vigorous dialogue on issues pertaining to land, rural
revitalisation and racism.
The UDM encourages all political parties, NGO's and ordinary citizens of South
Africa to own the processes involved in the search for peace in our farming
communities. Participation in these processes should not be propelled by the
quest for personal and political leverage, as this is too sensitive an issue to
exploit. Energies should rather be focused in the direction of the Human Rights
Mr Malizole Diko
UDM National Secretary
083 759 6637
05 September 2001