Time has come for SA to celebrate young leaders: Nkosinathi Biko

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Nkosinathi Biko, Chief Executive Officer of the Biko Foundation, and son of the late Black Consciousness Movement leader Steve Biko says the time has come for South Africa to celebrate young leaders who rise to positions of responsibility.

He was addressing an event marking what would have been his father’s 75th birthday.

Biko played a pivotal role in empowering and mobilising black South Africans around the ideologies of black self-determination and pride. Biko was also an anti-apartheid activist.

The foundation has held an online commemorative event under the theme; “Biko is born again”. Nkosinathi Biko also decried the resurgence of conservatism.

“We’re seeing a resurgence of not only the strong dichotomy of the liberal doctrine, but the emergence of conservatism that is suddenly again at the fore, providing solutions to transform our country, when we know that Steve Biko, argued that those who are in power are not in the habit of handing overpower.”

Black First Land First President, Andile Mgxitama and Afrocentric Co-founder Veli Mbele speak about the legacy of Steve Biko: