Mandela saved SA from civil war
ALLOW me to comment on the letter by brilliant analyst, Sam Ditshego, titled “Don’t silence my right to set things straight”.
During National Party rule, I stuck my neck out, defending both Nelson Mandela and Robert Sobukwe, in the media. Let us be realistic,it was Mandela, who saved this country from a civil war.
We should remember Mandela as that rare man unchanged by power, for he remained without pomp or guile, and needed no ceremony.
We must be proud of people like Mandela and Sobukwe who suffered andfought gallantly. We must keep alive the history of the noble movement for human and global freedom in the minds of the young. Let us realise that if freedom was worth fighting for five decades ago, it is still worth fighting for today.
Therefore, if we are sincere we must carry on this fight until humanity is free. The torch of liberty has been handed to us and if we do not hold it high we deserve all the degradation and slavery that will follow.
When Mandela humanity wept.
We have the astonishing phenomenon of a revolution led by an icon. The names of Mandela and Sobukwe have become synonymous with rights and justice.
It is my conviction that Mandela was no sell-out, and most certainly was not an opportunist. He refused to negotiate his freedom with the National Party. Actonville, Joburg died,