This has got to be one of the most ridiculous statements ever offered in South Africa. Taken from this article on M&G:

Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool told journalists race issues "remained a contest during elections" in the province.

"Parties exploit the fears of people, rather than their hopes. We have seen this in every election. They exploit the fears particularly of the Coloured people," he said.

This represented an "extraordinary challenge" for the ANC.

"How does it remain true to its principles [and] not be tempted into also mobilising race in order to achieve electoral objectives?" he asked.
Passing racially based legislation is not mobilising race as a political platform?