‘Born after 1994, I am proud’

2016-07-01 06:00

IT was a peaceful protest demonstration; youth was fighting for our right to education.

Police then deliberately created bad blood between youth and all that ignorance only strengthened youth.

Youth was angry because were being undermined,

Anger and frustration filled their minds, as they marched to the stadium unarmed,

Then police stood in their way, and unfortunately none of young people were to leave the stadium.

Tempers were rising, bullets grasing.

Once more police drew their guns near, young people weren't shaken they only get stronger.

Young people were scattered like flies, and their ears went deaf from all the screams and cries. Youth ran for shelter as bullets flied-separated from the rest they heard a loud bang. Something is piercing my chest.

Pain, anger and disappointment were written on faces of young people as they die.

But at the end the youth of 1976 strived through their unity as a family to better our lives.

I was born after 1994, I am proud.

We the youth of today shouldn't waste the opportunities that have been given to us

We shouldn't only celebrate youth day during June, but everyday to show respect and honor to the youth of 1976

Thank you 1976 youth for fighting for free education.
- Asiphe Jaku.

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