Sobukwe shines like a beacon to our troubles

2017-03-09 06:01
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I have decided to take a look at another piece of history that our kids need to know about.

The future of our country lies with them. To prepare them to be better custodians of our democracy, they need to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the correct history about our heroes.

As I was sitting, trying to figure out what I needed to share with our readers, I felt I would be doing an injustice if I do not highlight or share a little bit about Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe.

As I listen to Radio 2000, I am proud to note that they have dedicated the whole month to this hero who played a major part in our struggle for freedom.

His life was cut short and destroyed by the brutal and evil system that has ever been imposed on our people.

Sobukwe like many others was banished, silenced and persecuted to make him conform and give up what he believed in.

As a true and gallant soldier, he stood firm to what he believed in. Some of his beliefs are today starting to rear their evil tail and we need to deal with them and address as they are crucial for our total emancipation.

He believed in the land, and the issue is haunting our leaders now and the mess is too big to unshackle, but I know this must be addressed.

So for me not to salute this son of the soil, I would be doing an injustice and I would so wish that we be honest enough about our history that we are not selective in celebrating all those who sacrificed their lives for us to be where we are and that is what can set us free psychologicaly as I see that the old political point scoring that we used to be involved in is still persistent and there is no time for that anymore as people need delivery to the promises made.

I so wish that the powers that be who normally declare certain dates or months to declare February as Sobukwe month, just a thought. So to end, I salute Sobukwe, may his blood help towards nation building so that we know that he did not die for nothing.

Is a great honour and feeling that I have managed to paid homage to this gallant son of Africa.

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