Voices | Our dreams are burning

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Flags hang half mast in respect for Archbishop Tutu as a fire at  National Assembly in Parliament rages on on January 2 2022 in Cape Town. Photo: Brenton Geach/Gallo Images
Flags hang half mast in respect for Archbishop Tutu as a fire at National Assembly in Parliament rages on on January 2 2022 in Cape Town. Photo: Brenton Geach/Gallo Images

VOICES

The effect of this devastation is beyond the imagination. This is not because of nostalgia or romantic attachments some citizens have towards an old colonial building. It is because what has been burnt, or is still burning, metaphorically speaking, are our collective dreams.

This is the truth that hurts and must not be lost, irrespective of the political fallout and noise that has arisen and will continue in the wake of such a calamity.

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