A butt naked truth

2013-05-23 13:05

People never change; at least that is what we are brought up to think. You can never teach an old dog new tricks and other such idioms that make us wary of ever trusting completely. Makes me wonder if we could ever come to a place of completely breaking the dividing barriers that fuel blame shifting for our country’s problems.

“I found Jesus...” was his explanation. “I have reformed...”

Joshua appeared before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Liberia which recommended him for amnesty and to be exempted from trial by the ICC. However, while his fellow comrades and commanding officers seat in parliament or hold prominent positions in the country, Joshua continues to go around the country asking for forgiveness for his wrongdoing and attempts to rebuild the ruins he helped create. What sparked interest in this man is the fact that he will be launching his book in Cape Town in a week’s time and it leaves me wondering is it not possible that people can truly change? 

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