Published: Fri, April 28, 2017
Life&Culture | By Kristin Armstrong

Wave the SA flag with pride this Freedom Day

Wave the SA flag with pride this Freedom Day

"The recent special executive committee of the federation, following robust and frank discussions on the current political situation and the related events such as the recent cabinet restructuring, reached a conclusion that Cosatu no longer believes that the African National Congress and the republic, comrade Jacob Zuma is the right person to unite and lead the movement, alliance and country".

"The defeat of apartheid colonialism by South African people, was one of the greatest achievements of humankind".

"We want a president who respects himself enough to step down when people ask him to", she said, adding that if Zuma's administration had stuck to Mandela's 1994 plan, millions of South Africans would not be going to bed hungry.

The ANC, which fought for the liberation of South Africa from white-minority rule, has been in power since the dawn of democracy in the country in 1994.

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"India and South Africa share common values and strong historical linkages that form the bedrock of our close friendship". "As South Africans mark this day we should give pause for reflection on the role each and every South African must play in advancing this vision", it said in a statement.

However, despite this, the nation still had many challenges to overcome, Sangoni said.

"We will use all instruments necessary to effect land restitution and reform and address land hunger". He has, however, survived several no confidence votes in parliament because of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) majority in the National Assembly.

This year's Freedom Day coincided with Freedom Month whose theme centers on building safer and crime-free communities.

"We want to see an end to vicious attacks on women and children, the house break-ins, cash in transit heists, vehicle hijackings, stock theft and other crimes that make life hard for our people in many communities", Zuma said.

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