President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged solidarity with African Americans in the wake of protests against injustices committed against black people in the US following George Floyd’s murder.
Ramaphosa described the protests which have since spread across the globe including locally as African Americans’ “massive fight to reclaim their dignity”.
He was speaking during an online birthday celebration in honour of struggle stalwart Andrew Mlangeni who turned 95 today.
The president says the dignity black people in the US are seeking now is that which Mlangeni fought for his whole life.
Floyd died at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis last week.
Ramaphosa said the tragedy opened deep wounds for everyone.
Linking the killing to Mlangeni’s birthday celebration, Ramaphosa said while the struggles waged by fighters of his generation were foremost in service of people in South Africa, they were also for the liberation of all who suffer under oppression.
New York Grand Jury Votes To Indict Trump
Phalatse Vies For Top Job
Solar Panels For New RDP Houses
Steenkamps Oppose Pistorius Parole
Hill-Lewis confident Cape Town will lead breakaway from load shedding
ANC, EFF Coalition Poised To Unseat Ekurhuleni Mayor Tania Campbell
SARS ‘Rogue Unit’ Probe About Law Compliance – Mkhwebane
Eskom Investigates Kidnapping Of Employee
Sustainable Corporate Travel: A New Take On Travelling Light
Joburg Water Blames Constant Power Failures For Water Crisis
Gassing Up Western Cape Grid
Cosatu Wants Answers From Government Over Bester Escape