Jacob Zuma, the South African President says that the Nation’s Struggle Heroes Should be Celebrated
The South African President, Jacob Zuma urged that citizens of the country should not take the democracy which they earned after a long struggle for granted.
On Saturday, the President said that the struggle stalwart and anti-apartheid veteran, Moses Kotane sacrificed his life in the fight for freedom during the reburial service of the nations lost hero.
In A speech delivered in Pella, North West, Zuma said "Moses Kotane gave his whole life to the struggle for freedom, justice and equality. We are filled with sadness but also pride and joy, for we have the privilege of celebrating the life of this highly regarded giant of our struggle for freedom."
According to Zuma it was a day to be remembered as the momentous occasion marked the return of Kotane to his eternal resting place.
The remains of the freedom struggle veteran were exhumed from Moscow Russia, the place where his body was he was buried in the 1970s along with the remains of his fellow veteran JB Marks.
The remains of Kotane were send home to South Africa this month.
Kotane was the general secretary of the SA Communist Party and former also the ex-treasurer-general of the African National Congress. He was one among the first of the activists who were banned under the Suppression of Communism Act. In 1968, the leader suffered a stroke and went to the then-Soviet Union for treatment and died there in 1978.
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