Should Mbeki speak out?

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Philip Mat­era via SMS It’s

a good thing the for­mer pres­i­dent has taken time to set the record straight, be­cause all that was said about him was mis­lead­ing and try­ing to paint a bad pic­ture of him. Mondli Makhanya must not think we will ever be­lieve in the dis­torted in­for­ma­tion he is try­ing to con­vince us to be­lieve. Makhanya’s in­de­pen­dence is ques­tion­able and will mis­lead fu­ture gen­er­a­tions about our his­tory. Nto­deni Khorommbi via SMS Pres­i­dent

Mbeki de­serves to air his views. Peo­ple wrote much about him and some of that was even used by those op­posed to Mbeki. Mok­gale Sa­muel Mmola Tza­neen, Lim­popo Thabo

Mbeki, just like ev­ery­body else, has the right to ex­press his views re­gard­ing what hap­pened dur­ing his pres­i­dency. I be­lieve many South Africans are in­tel­li­gent enough to de­ter­mine the truth­ful­ness or oth­er­wise of the story with­out Mondli Makhanya try­ing to force his opin­ions on us. Why is Makhanya so ea­ger to dis­cour­age our for­mer pres­i­dent from sub­mit­ting his se­ries of es­says? Read­ers can make up their own minds. Bantu La­mani via SMS It

is only fair to let for­mer pres­i­dent Mbeki set the record straight while he is still alive. Why this panic now?

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