2 February 2010

South African History

I think it's important to briefly mention the importance of the 2nd of February in South African history. Today is the 20th anniversary of the announcement by F.W. de Klerk that South Africa will become a democratic country and Nelson Mandela will be released from prison. It's a bitter sweet anniversary because while we remember how much potential the country held after that announcement no one would have hoped for the corruption ridden, haven for organised crime we live in today. While we may be free of apartheid we have sunken into the slum that the right wingers fought so hard to prevent. Winnie Mandela openly admits we are not living the dream we once had. Poverty, crime, aids and corruption are worse now than during apartheid and it's tearing the country apart. The ANC's path of destruction must come to an end.