Mbeki calls on SA to reflect on Madiba’s values

2013-12-08 09:23
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Johannesburg - Former president Thabo Mbeki has called on all South Africans to take a critical look at themselves and reflect on the country’s situation in terms of what Nelson Mandela and his comrades stood for.

According to the Sunday Times, Mbeki said Mandela’s memory would be best honoured if South Africans assessed whether the country was living up to the icon’s vision of a non-racial society.

Mbeki said that Mandela would be proud of the achievements made in the past 20 years but he would also be disappointed by the challenges that still faced the country.

He said issues such as the absence of a non-racial and non-sexist society, along with the failure to eradicate poverty would have made Madiba unhappy.
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