Ap­pre­ci­at­ing and miss­ing Madiba

The Citizen (KZN) - - City - Cit­i­zen re­porter

On the six an­niver­ary of Pres­i­dent Nel­son Man­dela’s pass­ing, South African film pro­ducer Anant Singh, pic­tured, hav­ing pro­duced more than 80 films since 1984, penned a note of re­me­brance about the for­mer pres­i­dent.

Singh is known for many of the most pro­found anti-apartheid films made in South Africa, among which are Cry, the Beloved Coun­try, Place Of Weep­ing and Sara­fina!

Speak­ing of Man­dela, Singh said: “We ac­knowl­edge that our na­tion is grap­pling with the very is­sues that Madiba and his col­leagues feared.

“His words were prophetic when he said, ‘Our hope for the fu­ture de­pends on our res­o­lu­tion as a na­tion in deal­ing with the scourge of cor­rup­tion’.”

“He must be smil­ing, given the work cur­rently be­ing done to rec­tify the dam­age caused by cor­rup­tion.” –

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