Tag: umkhonto we sizwe
Twenty-two years after his assassination, Chris Hani has become the symbol of humility and selflessness. At the memorial held in his honour, President Jacob Zuma called on South Africans to be as selfless as the struggle hero and unite to solve our issues.
The victory over apartheid was a collective effort. Help from other African countries was decisive in the struggle. From bases in Angola to military help in Zambia, they all played a role.
The most recent Brand South Africa/Sowetan Dialogues event urged South Africans to recognise the role other Africans played in the nation's struggle for freedom.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela eventually rose to prominence as SA's first black president; in his later years, he became a prominent global statesman. This week, the world mourns his passing with tributes, tears and gratitude for his lifelong fight against all forms of discrimination.