South Africa’s successful Struggle for freedom and democracy is one of the most dramatic stories in the global historical time line.
The racial tyranny of apartheid ended with a negotiated transition into a non-racial democratic government, but not without considerable personal cost to thousands of women, men, and young people who were involved in the struggle for the liberation of this country.
Solomon Mahlangu, a brave young man went defiantly to the gallows in 1979 where he was executed at the age of 23.
His words in his quest for freedom are most instructive: “My blood will nourish the tree that will bear the fruits of freedom. Tell my people that I love them. They must continue the fight ”
Similarly, in his farewell speech, Nelson Mandela, the first democratic President of the Republic of South Africa, added:
“Let us be mindful of the terrible past from which we come; memory should not be used as a means to keep us shackled to the past in a negative manner, rather as a joyous reminder of how far we have come and how much we have achieved. The country’s history of division, injustice and suffering ought to inspire us to celebrate our own demonstration of the capacity of human beings to progress, to go forward, to improve and do better. Historical enemies succeeded in negotiating a peaceful transition from apartheid to democracy exactly because we were prepared to accept the inherent capacity for goodness in the other”
Song writer and singer Busiswa Gqulu took to her Instagram to share her moment of celebration.
Well a lot of us are surely asking themselves what was she celebrating, we all know that on the 27th April its freedom day so yeah she was celebrating freedom day amid the national lockdown.
We all know that Busiswa doesn’t shy away when it comes to keeping her fans entertained.