Ev­ery day should be Man­dela Day

The Star Early Edition - - INTERNATIONAL - Dominic Dube

AS WE have just com­mem­o­rated the life of Man­dela, the ques­tion is: Are we do­ing enough to see through his legacy?

Man­dela spent 27 years in prison for ev­ery­body‘s demo­cratic rights but we are ded­i­cat­ing only 67 min­utes a year to hon­our the in­de­fati­ga­ble Man­dela, so pa­thetic.

Take a good look at the sta­tus quo, what is hap­pen­ing to­day is the op­po­site of what Man­dela fought for.

Poverty, in­equal­ity, state cap­ture, crony­ism, klep­toc­racy and greed, just to name a few.

There is no bet­ter time for in­tro­spec­tion than now.

Let us start treat­ing ev­ery day as Man­dela Day. This will at least glo­rify his sweat.

Let us preach al­tru­ism, let us fight corruption. Let us strive to erad­i­cate poverty.

Man­dela did not serve 27 years for the few elite to feather their nests while the ma­jor­ity was suf­fer­ing.

It is nearly 23 years since we changed from the pre­vi­ous op­pres­sive regime. The rul­ing party must spare us sob sto­ries by blam­ing apartheid for its fail­ures.

Long live Man­dela’s legacy! Hill­brow, Joburg

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