Include John Minto in the delegation attending Nelson Mandela's funeral
  • Petitioned John Key

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John Key

Include John Minto in the delegation attending Nelson Mandela's funeral

    1. kyro selket
    2. Petition by

      kyro selket

      Hamilton, New Zealand

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December 2013

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kyro selket: We did not get John Minto to South Afrika and that's ok he didn't want to go - but we made a point that can not be ignored and the point was We the people of Aotearoa New Zealand have a special relationship with Nelson Mandela and with the people of South Africa - one that was represented by 400 plus people who attended a memorial night at Rugby Park in Kirikiriroa Hamilton.

For Mr Key, to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral and for him to honour a man who he would have called a terrorist, does dishonour not only to Mandela's name, his fight for freedom, and to us the people of Aotearoa New Zealand who fought in 1981. I would like to remind this government, that when asked, where were you (John Key) around the time of the tour, he (KEY) was not only vague but dismissive. in his response

John Minto is considered one of Mandela's friends and he certainly is understood to be the public face of the 1981 anti-Springbok Tour movement with special acknowledgement of his role by Nelson Mandala on behalf of the people of South Africa.

In 1981 any in this country marched alongside John Minto to help bring about the end of apartheid in South Africa and whilst we did, the then National Party not only fully endorsed the Tour, but also used extreme force against it's own people, labelling us stirrers and troublemakers.


John Minto was labelled a criminal, arrested numerous times and faced court action for his commitment. Today the 1981 Anti-Spring-Bok Tour protests  are hailed (here and world wide) as one of this nations greatest moments and we are asking the government on behalf of the citizens of this country to ensure John Minto be included in the delegation attending Mandela's funeral.

 

 

To:
John Key, Prime Minister
Include John Minto in the delegation attending Nelson Mandela's funeral

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Melanie Phillips AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • 11 months ago

      That would have been the right thing to do.

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    • Raymond McHalick NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND
      • 11 months ago

      It is important to me because John Minto helped and John Key did not.

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    • Harawira Ripia MOUNT MAUNGANUI, NEW ZEALAND
      • 11 months ago

      I dont want John Keys there.....hes not worthy

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    • Bronwyn Hackett AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • 11 months ago

      I just think it is the right thing to do

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    • Caitlin Reilly WELLINGTON, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • 11 months ago

      John Minto's action demonstrate his commitment to ending Apartheid.

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