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Thursday, June 26, 2008

All of us must become activists in the service of our Constitution

It's time to take a stand.

Kader Asmal has drawn up a Deceleration in defense of our Constitution.

This significant moment in our history requires that all of us become activists in the service of our Constitution.Each of us must act as a steward, if not as an owner.

We, the undersigned, take note of recent threats to kill uttered by a youth leader and a trade union federation official in the context of cases presently before the Constitutional Court.

We abhor and reject such intimidatory and threatening tactics in a constitutional democracy such as South Africa.

Just as we condemn the anti-democratic and violent practices in Zimbabwe, we must condemn South African leaders who threaten to kill to achieve political objectives.

You can read it all here, or download it (PDF) sign it and fax it to (27) +11 250 2505.

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Prixie said...

i am proud that we have one of the best constitutions in the world!

Wessel said...

Hi Prixie, thanks for your comment (and nice blog by the way)

Yes we have an fantastic document, but constitutions don't work without societies broad based support.

The UK does not even have a written constitution, yet they function like a constitutional democracy.