'I can see the light for 2010'

SHAKE ON IT: Johannes Sefatsa with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Justice Minister Jeff Radebe.  Pic. Unknown.
SHAKE ON IT: Johannes Sefatsa with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Justice Minister Jeff Radebe. Pic. Unknown.

JOHANNES Sefatsa survived the March 21 1960 Sharpeville massacre but lost his elder brother Samuel.

JOHANNES Sefatsa survived the March 21 1960 Sharpeville massacre but lost his elder brother Samuel.

After speaking with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe at the Sharpeville Memorial Precinct on Human Rights Day, he said: "I am happy, I have hope and I can truly see the light. 2010 is going to bring us only good things.

"I told him about service delivery and asked him to bring back the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and he (Motlanthe) said to Justice Minister Jeff Radebe 'you have heard the man, act on it'," he beamed.

Sefatsa, who also met Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane and PAC president Letlapa Mphahlele, said he was happy that the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the massacre was celebrated under one umbrella.

"The separation was bad. We did not like it. My brother and others did it together. It is good that we are finally united," he said.

He said he hoped to see progress in the area after the historic service.

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