A great loss
THE SUDDEN DEPARTURE from office by President Thabo Mbeki is an enormous loss, not only to South Africa but also to the world at large. His contribution in the past decade is immeasurable. His devotion to South Africans and Africans in particular is indisputable; his commitment in building a new SA free from racial intolerance is on record; his vision for Africa and the world that’s at peace with itself; his fight against corruption, crime and Aids we know about; his dream of a South Africa that’s pro transformation in all fields of life is a continuing struggle.
SA is now counted among the fastest emerging economies in the world, the ratings agencies have improved SA’s position during Mbeki’s tenure and our economy is more open than before and the poorest of the poor are being taken care of by Government programmes.
We salute you, Mr President. You’ll always have a special place in our hearts and history. You’ve fought a great fight for almost 54 years and the victory is upon us as South Africans. But there’s lot we must do in order to achieve our national dream of a better life for all our people.