‘Condemn’ seems to be the hardest word

(with apologies to Elton John)

You may have thought you’d seen it all after that ANC Women’s League press statement entitled:

ANCWL commends killing of wives in a village in the Eastern Cape

But now the junior members of the Blue House have come forward to challenge that unfortunate oopsie with (presumably, anyway) one of their own on their Facebook page. And it’s a corker!


You what what?

“…we obviously condone any civil or political violence, violations of civil liberties or political rights or any instances of discrimination basedon race, culture, ethanicity, sexuality or religion.”

Eina! That sort of attitude isn’t going to get you far with Tannie Helen.

Perhaps the word they were both looking for (we hope, anyway) was ‘condemn’

1. express complete disapproval of; censure.
“most leaders roundly condemned the attack”
synonyms: censure, criticize, castigate, attack, denounce, deplore, decry, revile, inveigh against, blame, chastise, berate, upbraid, reprimand, rebuke, reprove, reprehend, take to task, find fault with, give someone/something a bad press;

There, now that wasn’t too difficult, was it?

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