President Ramaphosa calls on citizens to be proudly South African

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on citizens to be proudly South African – following the struggles the country has faced and overcome the past.

He was delivering the keynote address at the commemoration of the National Day of Reconciliation at Bergville, in the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands. The Day of Reconciliation has been commemorated since 1995 – to promote reconciliation and unity.

Ramaphosa says the country celebrates goodwill and fellowship today.

“It’s a celebration of a triumph of reconciliation over retribution, of goodwill over animosity and of fellowship over hatred. As a people, we have overcome a bitter past and stand here as proud South Africans, black and white, because being able to have the strength to make the commitment to resolve the bitterness of the past. It is clearly the mark of our great people.”