Readers on the meaning of Freedom Day

2018-04-26 06:00
LIWAKAZI NGCANA said: “To me the day means we should use what we have to our benefit, because our parents fought for us. The day provided us with many opportunities and should be used to bring about change in our society. I would personally say we are free, as we are now able to access education at universities, which empowers us to be the change we want to see in our communities.” PHOTOS: MZWANELE MKALIPI

LIWAKAZI NGCANA said: “To me the day means we should use what we have to our benefit, because our parents fought for us. The day provided us with many opportunities and should be used to bring about change in our society. I would personally say we are free, as we are now able to access education at universities, which empowers us to be the change we want to see in our communities.” PHOTOS: MZWANELE MKALIPI

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Freedom Day will be celebrated.

Friday the country will be celebrating 24 years since the majority of its people was legally allowed to cast their vote for the first time.

In 1994, just four years after the release from prison of the acknowledged leader of a free South Africa, Nelson Mandela, everyone could vote. The day is celebrated and commemorated in most corners of the country.

Black people who, until then had no official voice, owing to apartheid, proudly pushed their vote through the top groove of the ballot box.

City Vision took to the streets to find out what the day meant to ordinary men and women.

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