Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
18 Nov 2021
7:00 am

De Klerk’s death is proof that we are a society yet to heal

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

De Klerk trended on social media for all the wrong reasons and, if anything, the sentiments shared show that we are a society that is yet to heal from the hurts of apartheid.

Former deputy president FW de Klerk. Picture: Gallo Images/Brenton Geach

After the death of former president FW de Klerk, the reaction of the nation was nothing short of the sentiment of people of our land. De Klerk trended on social media for all the wrong reasons and, if anything, the sentiments shared show that we are a society that is yet to heal from the hurts of apartheid. While we may strive to teach nonracialism, we should be honest and admit that there are pockets of our society that are scarred by the past. When we are ready to admit it, people are more than angry. They may also be...