Youth Day

2008-06-18 00:00

On Monday South Africa celebrated Youth Day, a day which, because it honours the contribution of young people to our democracy, has joyful connotations, with perhaps a tinge of revolutionary fervour.

It seems politicians are coming to recognise that the younger generation — that is, the country’s future leadership — is an angry and violent one. Reference was made to violence in schools, for example, and to the sometimes leading role of young people in xenophobic attacks. If only Zuma would rebuke the leader of the ANCYL who, signalling his complete contempt for the rule of law, stated that he and the ANCYL “would kill” for the ANC president. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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