Nelson Mandela’s legacy

2016-07-22 06:00

AS we celebrate the life of Dr Nelson Mandela and what he stood for I’d like to warn you about campaigns being led by prophets out to morph history and the legacy into barbaric and unthinkable behaviour that can’t match the one that can be displayed by wild animals in a zoo.
These self-centered power mongers are seeking to tarnish the gains made by the ANC-led government. Instead of entertaining this behaviour we ought to celebrate the advances made by ANC.

The legacy of Madiba is characterised by his love of the people and the soil and he stood firm against the spirit of aggression. The sacrifices that he and other heroes made should be our inspiration and not a means to satisfy our narrow interests. The triumph of narrow interests proves that we need change of opposition.

Since the inception of local government structures in the democratic dispensation our beloved Kokstad has transformed drastically.
Major strides in the historic mission of liberating ourselves from poverty and underdevelopment have been made. As the country we are affected by the global economic crunch and recession, but the ANC-led council in our town has ensured the delivery of basic services.
I can site examples of what I am talking about, but we know and see the transformation with our eyes. It is high time that we put our collective efforts behind the development of society.
On that note we need to internalise that it is only through the ANC that we can change the world.

As we embark on activities of goodwill and gearing up for the 67 minutes for Mandela we must know that his legacy is on our shoulders.
We all have a responsibility to move with a vision of Nelson Mandela. A step in the right direction is for us to say: “We trust the ANC, we believe in the ANC and we will vote for the ANC on 3 August.”

Zolani Siqwayi


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