Any symbol, monument or activity that glorifies racism or that represents South Africa’s “ugly” past has no place in a democratic South Africa and must be moved and relocated.
Ramaphosa said this on Thursday afternoon when he delivered South Africa’s official Heritage Day message online to citizens.
“Monuments that glorify our divisive past must therefore be moved and relocated. This has caused controversy with some believing that we are trying to erase our history.
“However, building a truly non-racial society means that we must be sensitive to the lived experiences of all South Africans. We will not make excuses for that, because our main goal is to build a united nation. “
Ramaphosa further said that the fight against apartheid was also aimed at restoring the dignity of all citizens, “black and white”, and that it was also one of the main priorities of his administration.
Ramaphosa also mentioned the Clicks advert. “We still have a long way to go” Ramaphosa said.