Life of bravery and sacrifice

2016-01-13 06:00

ANTI-APARTHEID and struggle hero Indres­ Naidoo died recently. His life was one of selfless sacrifices, bravery and visionary leadership.

He fought for the greater good of humanity and the principle which must endure for all eternity, freedom.

Our democracy is testimony of a nation such as the world has never known because it represents something Africa has rarely seen, a government of the people, by the people, for the people

Naidoo believed in championing the cause of the oppressed and downtrodden people of South Africa, asking no reward except that all people be allowed to live peacefully without fear of aggression or dictatorship.

As we approach the more than 20 years of freedom, we cannot but remember our freedom fighters, drawn from all parts of our heartland characterised by unique diversity, who underwent superhuman sacrifices and shed their precious blood so that we, belonging to a different generation, live a better life unfettered by the ignominy of racial domination and exploitation. The debt of gratitude that we owe to them cannot be repaid.

Naidoo never betrayed the revolution until victory was achieved. He dedicated his entire life to the just cause of our genuine freedom. His triumph in the face of adversity and unparalleled atrocities should live on forever as a lasting tribute to his courage and perseverance.

Our freedom fighters laid the foundation of our democracy, during the days of infamy, such as Sharpeville, when bullets and armour erupted from the air in treachery. Brave men and women died without a chance to strike a blow in your freedom. They gave their lives so that we could attain freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness which have been granted to every South African as the heritage of free people.

The torch has been passed to a new generation of South Africans.

FAROUK ARAIE

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