Daily Dispatch

Tambo’s legacy key for SA


ON October 27, South Africans will celebrate the life of the long-serving ANC president, Oliver Tambo.

A dedicated leader who built the ANC under difficult circumstan­ce in exile, OR’s legacy is key for the future. Especially now as the country is desperate for leaders of his calibre to set the ruling party right.

On #FeesMustFa­ll, OR would surely say poor students deserve free quality education, but wither away the third force that is recklessly bent on destructio­n. He would opt for negotiatio­ns with students as future leaders of this country.

My plea to all ANC component structures is to go back to basics. When we see the ANC Youth League on a mission to boot out the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan, beware the wedge driver with a poisonous tongue.

I believe ANC NEC members should commit themselves to making a public apology to voters for every reason that caused the loss of three municipali­ties.

Further, the ANC has historical­ly undertaken the responsibi­lity of uniting South Africans across the lines of colour, race and creed. That task has devolved to each of our members. It is only as a united force that we can move forward.

I urge ANC members as we celebrate Tambo’s life, to learn from him and work towards his wish for a democratic South Africa. — Thabang Maseko, Mdantsane


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