September 19, 2018

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SANCO urges South Africans to respect for the constitution

Letters to the Editor

The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) urges South Africans to respect the constitution and recommit themselves to unite and strive to uphold the values that are enshrined in it.
As the supreme law, our 20-year-old constitution gives expression to our common identity including the diversity that we need to treasure and value to overcome past injustices, prejudices as well as the apartheid legacy of deprivation and inequality.

Efforts must be redoubled to ensure that all citizens including lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities enjoy their constitutional rights.

Government has to take the lead to make it a sacrosanct, living document that gives practical expression to the aspirations as well as wishes of our communities through implementation of programmes that advances the rights of the poor, homeless, landless, jobless historically marginalised who suffered gross human right violations and economic exclusion.

No efforts must be spared to deepen the culture of human rights and ensuring that the National Development Plan’s objective of universal access to basic services such as water, sanitation, electricity, housing provision and quality health care are achieved.

Poverty, inequality and unemployment exacerbated by greed as well as corruption are an anti-thesis of our freedom and a threat to our constitutional democracy.

Jabu Mahlangu
Sanco National Spokesperson

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