Preserve Chief Albert Luthuli's legacy: Mkhwebane

2016-11-26 19:42
(Thulani Gqirana, News24)

(Thulani Gqirana, News24)

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Durban – Preserving the legacy of Chief Albert Luthuli for the next generation is critical, especially for those who take our freedom for granted, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said on Saturday.  

Mkhwebane was speaking at the 2016 Chief Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville Campus.

"The question on whether the South African Constitution should be reviewed is critical and pertinent when one takes a look at the issues that South Africa is currently faced with.  We have seen the growing calls of the emancipation of the black people and the land issue."

She said the issues have been bubbling under the surface.

"We knew that one day they would come to the surface and society would have to confront issues head-on."

Mkhwebane said Chief Luthuli fought for land where everyone would have the equal rights and have dignity, despite of their skin colour.

She said even in the face of being deprived of the perks that came with being a chief, Luthuli persevered. 

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