I am one of the millions of South Africans who still live in townships
I am from the United Kasis of Khayelitsha
I am the daughter of an ex-political activist,
One of the many who have now been put aside by OUR greedy government
I am the daughter of a man who questions the future that WE as South Africans have built for ourselves.
Before 1994, men fought for OUR country
They fought, and some died.
Men like Solomon Mahlangu
“My blood will nourish the tree that will bear the fruits of freedom. Tell my people that I love them. They must continue to fight.”
Those, my brothers and sisters, are the last words that Solomon Mahlangu spoke as he awaited execution.
Now ask yourselves…
Is this what they wanted?
Is this worthy of lives to be sacrificed for?
All this vanity and selfishness?
Did they fight for a future where the gap between the rich and poor is ever increasing?
Did they fight for a future where young man and woman kill each other for no reason at all?
Above all, did they fight for a free South Africa?
A free South Africa so that the western world can come and take over?
A future of lost identities?