Justice Minister Ronald Lamola admits that many South Africans are living in poverty despite government programs to improve their lives.
Lamola says this is inconsistent with the government’s plans for the past 25-years.
He was speaking at the Constitutional Rights Conference which celebrates 25-years anniversary of the country’s constitution.
“While government programmes over the past 25-years have cautioned millions of South Africans against the devasting impact of poverty, levels of poverty remain high and inconsistent with government’s stated vision and development goals,” he said.
Meanwhile, Lamola says the Country’s Constitution is there to guide us.
He says if the rule of law is not respected, it could be reduced to a piece of paper.
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