Inequality between black and white households bad for reconciliation – Zuma
The inequality between black and white households is “bad for reconciliation”, says President Jacob Zuma.
Zuma yesterday addressed the closing ceremony of the ANC’s centenary celebrations in Durban.
There, he said: “The situation that white households have six times the wealth of black households should be a thing of the past.”
Zuma referred to the 2011 census, which revealed that the income of the average white household remained six times higher than that of the average black household.
“It is bad for reconciliation and nation building and all of us, black and white, must work to reduce and ultimately eradicate such a massive gap in the second phase of our country’s revolution.”
Referring to the ANC’s history, he paid tribute to those who had contributed to the organisation’s successes.
He also urged unity within the organisation, saying this was good for the party as well as the country.