President of Xiluva, Mr Bongani Baloyi, says that Black voters and supporters of the Democratic Alliance (DA) need to decolonise their minds as they appear to be opposing a government policy that is meant to empower them.
Baloyi made the remarks following a march held by the DA in Cape Town, on Wednesday, to protest against the Employment Equity Amendment Bill that aims to create equal opportunities in the workforce for historically disadvantaged groups.
The DA contends that this Bill will worsen racial tensions in South Africa.
“The Race Quota Act will completely ban the employment of coloured and Indian South Africans in certain provinces and sectors,” DA Federal Leader John Steenhuisen said during the march.
On the contrary, Baloyi argues that the Bill ensures that all individuals have access to equal employment opportunities, regardless of their race, gender, or other factors.
“Now, those historically disadvantaged people who marched yesterday supporting the DA’s stance on fighting this, do they not want to be empowered by this Bill? Do they know what they marched for? Or was it a case of mobilising the very unemployed disadvantaged groups for the purposes of numbers in the march?” he stated.
According to Baloyi, the main thing that should concern South Africans is whether the minister of labour will be able to monitor that businesses are complying with the law.
“It is clear to all of us that perhaps the greatest fear the DA has is a fear of equality,” he added.