President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country’s forebears’ struggles for liberty and human rights for all have given South Africa the foundation and resilience to wage the battle it’s facing with the coronavirus pandemic. He was delivering his Human Rights Day message to the nation.
Ramaphosa says the pandemic has changed the lives of South Africans but in order to forge ahead, they must unite in fighting it:
“It has almost become difficult to remember how life was just a year ago, our unity as a nation has become our greatest strength against this pandemic. The heroes who protested at Sharpeville on the 21st of March 1960 they did so not for themselves alone but for all of us in the same way the struggles we wage today are not for our cause alone they are also for the men, women and children of tomorrow.”