KwaZulu-Natal’s Public Service Commissioner Pearl Sithole says South Africa can learn something from other African democracies that attained freedom earlier.

She was speaking at the Africa Month Public Debate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

“In Zimbabwe despite the fact that there were challenges in what they went through but whatever difficulties they went through served to reaffirm the poorest of the poor or the Africans who had been previously decolonised.”

She says in that Zimbabwe even went through suffocation and some kind of rebellion.

“They eventually said enough is enough, we are not saying all societies must incite a violent or accept a violent way of doing things. But we are basically saying it had to take that, it had to take that for the people to be taken seriously,” says Sithole.

– By Nhlanhla Nxele