Deputy Speaker, Comrade Deputy President, let me start of by quoting section 10h of the PAC disciplinary quote that reads:
We should develop and show a true respect for African womanhood and demonstrate it in practice the theory of sexual equality with respect to men and women.
I mention this to reflect that PAC saw this social challenges way back since its inceptions in the 50s and I stand before you to amplify this clarion call for African men and women to go back to their roots, cultural values and morals.
Talking to the topic in hand, the PAC is of the believe that for as long as we want to resolve the symptoms of the violence we
see perpetuated by men and women against each other, the children and the thuggery we see with the looting of shops disguised as xenophobia, we will never get to the root cause of this problem.
These murderers, rapists and thieves are a reflection of the deep rooted societal challenges we harbour as people. These are not aliens from somewhere outside our societal boundaries instead these are our kids, sisters, brothers, neighbours and this means we are part of the problem.
PAC would like to take this opportunity and appeal to the conscious of all Africans from all walks of life. Be it media, governments, governmental or non-governmental organisations, faced based organisations to take a pause and relook at ourselves with the intention to answer this difficult question before us.
The curriculum in our schools seems not to be talking to our African moral values that are the foundation of the spirit of humanity. As African people we know who and what is being an
African. Hence, we pronounce here today that no African can be a foreigner in Africa. A crime is a crime; it has no surname, nationality, race or citizenship. Our law enforcement especially the intelligence services, to play its part in dealing with the influx of drugs and guns from other countries. Be it from Russia, Columbia, Kenya or Nigeria the same goes with local dealers and those who take the law into their own hands in claiming to be fixing our problems.
The PAC calls for more africanised curriculum in our schools so that we can teach young girls and boys to core exist together with respect and in peace.
We call for government to go harsh on elements of criminality among our fellow African brothers and sisters and that perpetuated by international drug cartels. I thank you.