Today marks 41 years since Black Consciousness Movement leader Stephen Bantu Biko died in a prison cell in Pretoria at the hands of apartheid security police.
With drama in our current politics almost every day, it is easy to forget such significant dates on our national calendar - especially those that relate to Struggle personalities that were not aligned to the now governing ANC. But it would be a great mistake on our part as a people to wipe out Biko and other activists of his tradition from our collective memory.
At 30, Biko died too young. But in the short space of time that he spent walking the grounds of this land he fondly called Azania, he imparted valuable lessons that would remain relevant with us until we reach that society of true equality among humans.