South Africans have a good story to tell: Chabane

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Minister in the Presidency, Collins Chabane, says South Africans have a good story to tell. He was speaking at the launch of Freedom Month in Pretoria, on Thursday.

Chabane says government has worked tirelessly to build a better life for all. He explains that the celebrations of 20 years of freedom and 20 years of democracy are a reflection of the past. “We will look back over the past twenty years at the many achievements we have recorded. All South Africans can indeed be proud of the progress we have made as a young nation.”

Chabane has encouraged South Africans to carry the torch of freedom, saying many people fought and died for democracy.

Click below to watch Minister Collins Chabane.

In the same event, MK veteran, Lennox Klass says many people played their part during the liberation struggle.

Klass says: “The people of South Africa are marking 20 years of freedom. This means so many things to so many people. To me as a person, it means that what we did, we are witnessing the fruits. Many people did their part.”

International relations department spokesperson Clayson Monyela says the 20 years of freedom and 20 years of democracy is a significant milestone.

Monyela says: “There is no country in the world that comparatively speaking has achieved what South Africa has achieved. It is important as South African citizens to pause and reflect on a journey well-travelled.”

Renowned choreographer, Somizi Mhlongo says a lot has been done and he is happy that he is celebrating his rights. Mhlongo says he is looking forward to the future and he wishes that born-frees can grow and use opportunities that comes with freedom.

After all formal speeches, Mhlongo entertained the guests.

Freedom Day commemoration and celebrations will be held at Union Buildings on 27th April and President Jacob Zuma will give a keynote address.

Click below to watch Somizi Mhlongo doing his new dance “Freedom Dance”

– By Sthembiso Sithole