Remember injustices of the past - Northern Cape MEC

2016-04-27 16:18
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Douglas - Northern Cape Agriculture MEC Norman Shushu reminded students, gathered in Douglas to commemorate Freedom Day, of some of the indignities of the past.

"Most of you were not yet born. In Galeshewe the whole community used to share about six toilets: three for men and three for women," Shushu told the youth at the gathering on Tuesday afternoon.

"Those toilets were far from our houses; when you want to help yourself in the middle of the night, you were to go there."

Shushu also weighed in on recent remarks made by EFF leader Julius Malema, where he suggested that if the ruling ANC continued to respond violently to peaceful protests, “we will run out of patience very soon and we will remove this government through the barrel of a gun".

Malema made the statement during an episode of Talk to Al Jazeera, screened earlier this month,

The MEC cautioned against those who threatened such violence, as innocent people – such as women and children – would be harmed by war.

Students needed to use their freedom, especially to get a good education, Shushu said. He highlighted bursaries that were available to them, as well as the facilities available at the recently opened Sol Plaatjie University in the province.

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