Happy birthday Madiba, and thank you

As Madiba celebrates his 89th birthday, I think as a young South African I should pay tribute to this gallant son.

As Madiba celebrates his 89th birthday, I think as a young South African I should pay tribute to this gallant son.

Most of us would not have had the opportunity to live in a free and democratic society.

We will be dishonest if we fail to acknowledge the sacrifices made by Madiba himself.

We became the envy of the continent and other developing countries that were still struggling with the legacy of colonialism.

As South Africans we should fight the challenges we are faced with, particularly the scourge of child abuse that is so rampant.

U hole ho feta mona.

Folathela Botipe, Vanderbijlpark

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