Party will ‘bring back death penalty, scrap easy passes’

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Odwa Mjo Just two days after he an­nounced the African Trans­for­ma­tion Move­ment (ATM) as his new po­lit­i­cal home‚ Mzwanele Manyi (pic­tured) said the party would bring back the death penalty and scrap low pass marks in pub­lic schools if it came to power.

In an in­ter­view with SABC News on Thurs­day‚ Manyi‚ chief of pol­icy and strat­egy for the ATM‚ said: “It’s a party that also wants to bring about cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment. We know that the con­sti­tu­tion doesn’t al­low it‚ but we’ll change the con­sti­tu­tion.

“It can­not be that the rights of the killers are re­spected more than the rights of those that are be­ing killed. South Africa is a haven for thugs. Peo­ple kill other peo­ple else­where and run to South Africa for safety‚” he said.

On Thurs­day‚ Manyi tweeted that the ATM would scrap low pass marks in the ba­sic ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem should it win the elec­tions.

He based his tweet on the de­part­ment of ba­sic ed­u­ca­tion’s bid to lower the min­i­mum pass mark re­quired to progress in Grades 7‚ 8 and 9‚ which would see learn­ers who achieved 30% in three sub­jects pro­ceed to the next grade.

The for­mer gov­ern­ment spokesper­son an­nounced that he had joined the ATM after be­ing a mem­ber of the ANC for decades‚ say­ing the “ANC is tired‚ fa­tigued and has lost its moral com­pass”.

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