A selection of letters (excellent) from the Cape Times that I read on a recent visit to the beautiful Mother City of South Africa showing the diversity of opinion and value of reasoned debate in that quality newspaper
Thursday April 9th 2015.
Cape Times Letters
Can’t change history
IS IT not sad that those who seek to be famous freedom fighters like their forefathers are reduced to trashing statues? After all the ANC is now in charge, so what else is there to protest about?
Here’s an idea. Why not put up statues instead? Each city could have their nominees. As an East Londoner for many years, I propose a statue of Donald Woods.
Donald risked his life fighting apartheid. His book Asking for Trouble and the movie did more to highlight the atrocities of apartheid internationally than local protests.
He ensured that the world became aware of Steve…
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