How do we fight tribalism?
Ezekia Siwela Gauteng Parliament must formulate a law that declares tribalism and racism to be criminal offences, with each carrying a prison sentence of at least 15 years. Mokubung Northern Cape South Africans did not mandate the state to implement the demarcations at Vuwani. Government must act democratically by consulting with the affected communities as a collective – including traditional and civic groups – and make a decision based on the majority vote. The people will govern. Enos Free State Tribalism is a time bomb that is set to explode. Those who talk about it are disparaged, while those who practise it are given free rein. Visit government departments in Limpopo, and you will find one tribal group – from the chief director to the cleaner. Go to Tshwane police, and you will see that more than 90% belong to one tribal group. More needs to be done to address this. Tony Limpopo I agree that tribalism is a seething threat. In the Limpopo village where I come from, Ga-Mashabela (as well as in Lekelela and Diphagane), this phenomenon is rife. Our people receive court interdicts prohibiting them from burying their loved ones just because they belong to a different tribe. Roseline Monvai Gauteng Malamulele residents asked for their own municipality that would accommodate only Xitsonga speakers. Now why must Venda people be part of it? Vuwani residents never asked for the municipality. The state must sort this out.