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Saturday, October 20th, 2007, 02:36 PM
Johannesburg - Freedom of expression is a right South Africans should not have to ask for, businessman Tokyo Sexwale told a gathering at the Star newspaper's 120th anniversary celebrations in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

"You have the right, you don't have to ask for that right... you have won that right by being citizens of this country," Sexwale told around 100 guests at the Rand Club in Johannesburg.

"Let nobody in this country preach otherwise... the right was won through many years of struggle."

Sexwale said the right to freedom of expression had it roots in the African National Congress (ANC) Freedom Charter.

"Let us hold the ANC accountable to this founding statement of freedom of expression.

"It is important to remind the ruling party that they are not ruling anybody... you [the ANC] are a servant of the people and not the other way around." [...]Full story (http://forums.skadi.net/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.news 24.com%2FNews24%2FSouth_Africa%2FNews%2F 0%2C9745%2C2-7-1442_2204295%2C00.html)

Saturday, October 20th, 2007, 10:06 PM
"tokyo sexwale".. I love made up African names, they really are the masters of ridiculous appellations.