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Mbeki tells conference on racism SA remains a country of two nations

Former President Thabo Mbeki stands by his claim that South Africa is a divided land.

Adressing the South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) national racism conference, Mbeki reiterated his 2002 claim that the country is made of two nations.

Mbeki says there has been very little change in the last two decades. He says white people are still seen as superior to black people and unemployment and poverty still plague our communities.

Thando Kubheka, EWN reporter

EWN's Thando Khubeka says Mbeki still stands by his believes that South Africa has inherited the divisive demon of racialism from the past and has not made enough progress in achieving genuine reconciliation.

He says Apartheid left this country with many scars, the most prevalent being discrimination on the basis of race.

Thando Kubheka, EWN reporter

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