"Mandela, Sisulu and Kathrada’s generation have done their bit to conceptualise and shape the development of a non-racial South Africa. This Anti-Racism Week, we should all be asking ourselves what we are doing today to ensure that post-apartheid racism is challenged in all its forms. We should recommit to #TakeOnRacism with greater determination. It is the least we can do, so that our children will one day know that we were also a generation that cared."
Anti-apartheid struggle veterans Ahmed Kathrada and Barbara Hogan have expressed their support for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
The two veterans today penned a letter to Gordhan, whom they addressed as “Friend, Comrade and Freedom Fighter”.
This follows news this week of Gordhan being instructed to appear before the Hawks, and his subsequent refusal to do so.
Tutu, a Nobel Laureate, this week wrote to the Norway Nobel Committee, nominating the ‘Palestinian Mandela’ for the 2017 award. He called on the committee to “seize this occasion to bring attention back to the question of Palestine and to the calls for a just and lasting peace, a prospect Marwan Barghouthi continues advocating and acting for, despite years of imprisonment and isolation.”