Sydney Majoko
3 minute read
26 Apr 2022
5:00 am

Freedom day doesn’t really feel free for many people in SA

Sydney Majoko

The country is experiencing parts of rock bottom now and 27 April doesn’t really feel free for many people.

Picture: Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Jaco Marais

Wednesday marks 28 years since South Africa became a democratic country; 27 April should be a day celebrated by everyone. It should be a day when the government reminds all citizens of the miracle which happened despite the threat of a civil war, the political violence and the racial tensions. The country should be celebrating that a new country was born. Instead, five national election cycles later, a spirit of pessimism permeates every facet of life. Crime, political instability, electricity blackouts and government corruption have become the norm. And as the economy was still stumbling out of pandemic havoc, mother...