Should Mbeki speak out?
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?