Celebrate with a display of colours

2017-08-03 06:01

I RECENTLY had the privilege of seeing the most elite French fighter jets flying over France releasing red, white and blue smoke as the Tour de France came to its end stages. It was such a proud moment to see the French government and a sports event celebrate something special together, something more than war and fighting.

The long-standing and proud South African Air Force has the same capabilities.

Please, our government, celebrate with such a display over all our major cities on such special occasions, but this time in our colours.

Yes, in colours of the rainbow — I mean red, yellow, orange, green, blue, indigo and violet.

Some citizens say this went with Madiba. It’s not true. We are the same people who celebrated in 1994 and in this beautiful country every day. I don’t care who is president right now, that’s politics, just do it for the love and honour of South Africa.

South Africa is the greatest democratic nation on the African continent.

For example, this country makes America tiny in thinking, because of special thinking.

Ubuntu is one thing this nation must never forget and many nations don’t understand.

America doesn’t know about ubuntu - it might learn one day.

Please make us proud of all our public institutions and our special South African National Defence Force.

Fly the sky, put on the show, we need to see, just like the French did amid all their internal problems and terrorism.

BERT MARTIN

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