Monday, April 28, 2014

20 years later

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu said “I'm glad that Madiba is dead. I'm glad that most of these people are no longer alive to see this.”

“We dreamt about a society that would be compassionate, a society that really made people feel they mattered. You can't do that in a society where you have people who go to bed hungry, where many of our children still attend classes under trees.”

Tutu made it clear he will not be voting for the ANC in South Africa’s elections next month.

I have already said that I will not vote for them; that is something that I have said,” he explained during a recent press conference. “And I say it with a very sore, very heavy heart because on the whole they have tended to be close to the kind of things we dreamt about.” He added: “We have to admit that not too many of the successors of those leaders [from his and Mandela’s generation] have been able to fill their shoes. But the shoes were enormous.”

While at the opposite end of the political spectrum, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says that South Africans, especially those in the Western Cape, are not yet free, where he says the province still resembles the apartheid era.

“You have one common enemy, and that enemy is the protector of white monopoly capital, not white people... white monopoly capital!" said Malema, addressing thousands of EFF supporters on the Cape Flats."So everytime we say we are fighting against whites don’t be confused ... we are referring to white monopoly capital -- it’s too long, we shorten it."

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