... of which is a strong united force that can compete with the entire globe. You can't expect us to behave as if ... as I agree with Dr Mulder that ... [Interjections.] ... that the past will help us to map a way forward. There is no way that we are going to forget the injustice of the past. [Applause.] [Interjections.]
We will not! We must always use that to map a way forward, unite and move as a country and as a continent. Therefore, for you to suggest that we should not look back, how are we going to map a way going forward because the injustices of the past need to be addressed so that we must move forward as a united different national within the continent.
I am very much disturbed by the utterances made the EFF. It leaves much to be desired because - you see ... [Interjections.] You should be ashamed of yourself that even the FF-Plus finds your comments very disturbing. It is quite ironic! [Interjections.]
It is clear that you are a political party that is formed out of what I describe as green salad. A green salad is dominated by lettuce which has got no weight. That is what you are suffering from. You ideas of how we should build Africa have got no weight and substance. [Applause.]
Africa has experienced many wars and civil unrests for many years. These utterances that came out of here want
to perpetuate this unrest so that imperialists continue to loot and take the mineral resource out of this country for their own narrow beneficiation.
Now, we must unite, stop them, ensure that we grow Africa, develop its economy and we become a power as African continent. [Applause.] [Interjections.] We do not know, that is why we are saying in that context Africa must invest in its security as and when it advances its economic development and growth because we do not know when the conflicts are going to erupt.
We must remember that even during peace times, we must always prepare ourselves for anything. We don't have people ... Even our friends can turn against us at anytime. Therefore, we can't suffer from the illusion that our economy or the economy of Africa will grow without is uniting and strengthening our security.
As I close, I want to quote a Nigerian scholar and author, Ilemobola Peter Olanrewaju, as quoted by former President Mbeki. He said:
Peace and stability is a social condition where multiculture is respected; multiethnic is loved; multi- idea is welcomed; multireligion is embraced; minorities are protected; equality of rights, equity, justice, guided liberty and freedom are guaranteed.
Thank you. [Applause.]