Upholding the constitution

By Drum Digital
25 March 2016

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of our Constitution, veteran politician Mathews Phosa talks about its creation, its legacy, and its future

By Ayanda Sitole

In May, South Africa will celebrate 20 years of its Constitution – a document that sets the moral standard for the country. It’s the pillar by which the country upholds human rights and the foundation of its democracy.

At the forefront of the drafting of the Constitution, released in 1996, was Mathews Phosa (63), a lawyer and veteran leader in the ANC.

DRUM meets Phosa at his law firm in the leafy northern suburbs of Johannesburg. He’s in a jovial mood and takes great pleasure in an opportunity to inform others about our history.

Read more in the 31 March issue of DRUM.

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