No regret, no respect

The PW Botha I learnt to hate was not human but a vulture that massacred our people. It is with great respect that I choose to differ even with Nelson Mandela and many more who suffered under Verwoerd, Vorster, Smuts and Botha. I can't understand why we should forgive our tormentors.

The PW Botha I learnt to hate was not human but a vulture that massacred our people. It is with great respect that I choose to differ even with Nelson Mandela and many more who suffered under Verwoerd, Vorster, Smuts and Botha. I can't understand why we should forgive our tormentors.

Botha refused to apologise at the TRC for the pain he caused our people . I would like to remind anyone in the ANC that it was not even FW de Klerk - he deserves some credit - who brought about our freedom. It was the blood of our people.

The jailed Nelsons, Jacobs, Govans, Tambos, Motsoaledis, Sisulus and the murdered, assassinated and the maimed brought pressure to bear that eventually realised our freedom.

Loward Tomu, Johannesburg

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