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Struggle heroes should never be forgotten

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Our rich legacy, heritage and hard-fought liberation should not be allowed to be confined to the periphery of history. 


23 Jan 2020
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Struggle heroes should never be forgotten

Ahmed Timol's family believed he was either tortured to death and then thrown from the window or pushed out of it.

The reopening by Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola of the inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Neil Aggett over 30 years ago should be applauded. While the revival may go a long way in closing one of the saddest chapters in the history of South Africa’s brutal past, it is an indictment on the ANC-led government that not much has been done by way of preserving the legacy of selfless martyrs like Aggett. While it took the post-apartheid government quite some time to recognise and officially celebrate slain black consciousness leader Steve Biko through street names and...

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