The easiest thing to do when incidents such as what happened at a Curro school yesterday happen, is to throw our hands in the air and declare that “we knew that this Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s rainbow nation thing was a farce” or “the vision of a non-racial and non-sexist South Africa died with Mandela”. The easiest thing is for all of us “to go back to our people” and to our comfort zones. It is so tempting to give up on the vision of a non-racial SA, it really is but I refuse to give up. Not because I’m some motivational speaker who is forever optimistic. Not because I’m some naive apologist who thinks there are easy solutions to our past but because the alternative is frightening. I get discouraged often but I will fight on. Aluta Continua!!
Siphiwe Moyo