Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Call for struggle heroes to be honoured

By Khanyisa Tabata
27 April 2010

The African National Congress says South Africans should today pay tribute to the many heroes of the struggle for liberation who made it possible for everyone to be celebrating Freedom Day.

The ANC’s Brian Sokutu says South Africans should remind themselves of how far the country has come since the dismantling of apartheid.

He adds that the legacy should be preserved through fighting crime and corruption, volunteering to work for good causes and working alongside government in ensuring the success of its programmes.

But the Congress of the South Africa Trade Unions says South Africa still has a lot to achieve before everyone is really free.

Spokesperson Patrick Craven says the 58-percent of South Africans who live in poverty, and who cannot benefit from political freedom as they face a daily struggle to survive, cannot be ignored.

Craven says massive inequality has made South Africa the most unequal society in the world.

The main Freedom Day celebrations take place at the Union Buildings in Pretoria today.

President Jacob Zuma will be the keynote speaker, while an array of musicians will entertain the crowd.


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