ANC has different approach to colonialism, says Mantashe

The African National Congress does not have the same attitude towards whites as Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF, secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

“When it comes to our attitudes we theorise colonialisation differently to Zanu-PF,” Mantashe told New24.

“That is why the ANC government will not use this approach of if a white man owns a farm it is revolutionary to kick that white farmer out and occupy it…”

This comes after Mugabe, who was in a two-day state visit in South Africa this week, refused to speak to journalists when he saw a “white face”.

Mugabe was in Soweto on Thursday visiting the Hector Pieterson Memorial.

Meanwhile the IFP in KwaMashu has called for aid after a mob “of thousands” overran police on Sunday night.

Foreign-owned shops in the township were looted and torched as locals attempted to drive out immigrants from other African states.

Inkatha Freedom Party spokesperson Mdu Nkosi said police officers were overwhelmed by the advancing mob on Sunday.

“The councillor from A Section and the men’s hostel informed me that last night [Sunday] he had done his best to try and appease the mob that had gathered but he was powerless. There were thousands of them and they even overran the police,” he told News24.