Anglo Border war vets lead pilgrimage in the name of reconciliation

Anglo Border war vets lead pilgrimage in the name of reconciliation

- Almost 100 South African military veterans travelled in convoy during May to revisit battle sites

- This pilgrimage was done in the name of reconciliation

- The Angolan citizens welcomed the soldiers with open arms

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Reconciliation in a word that is battered around South Africa on almost a daily basis. There are numerous calls for peace, for reconciliation and for harmony.

But it is not often that we see this word in action.

Almost 100 war veterans put this word into action when they led a pilgrimage of almost 100 Anglo Border war veterans into Angola.

Anglo Border war vets lead pilgrimage in the name of reconciliation

Anglo Border war vets lead pilgrimage in the name of reconciliation

This war was also known as the Namibian War of Independence and was fought between 1966 and 1990.The war resulted in some of the largest battles fought in Africa since World War II.

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On Sunday 4 June, Carte Blanche featured this amazing journey and interested viewers can watch it on Showmax from 5 June.

Anglo Border war vets lead pilgrimage in the name of reconciliation

Anglo Border war vets lead pilgrimage in the name of reconciliation

The journey brought tears to the eyes of many viewers as the Angolan people welcomed the soldiers with open arms, treating them with love and acceptance and not at all like the foes of the past.

Anglo Border war vets lead pilgrimage in the name of reconciliation

Anglo Border war vets lead pilgrimage in the name of reconciliation

Anglo Border war vets lead pilgrimage in the name of reconciliation

Anglo Border war vets lead pilgrimage in the name of reconciliation

One famous leader that echoes the sentiment of reconciliation is Archbishop Desmond Tutu. IN a recent article Briefly.co.za reported on the Archbishop’s belief in Ubuntu and the need for South Africans to learn to live together.

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Tutu sums up his understanding of Ubuntu as "I participate, I share". While Tutu has been criticised for advocating reconciliation at the expense of the masses by allowing apartheid injustices to go unpunished, his words and belief in this concept ring through practically in this latest move by these war veterans.

To him, reconciliation does not mean simply to say sorry and to forgive but to acknowledge the wrong that was done and actively help to repair the damage that was caused.

SA People News featured an article on this feature and showcased some photos provided by Gregory de Ricquebourg – a South African Lt General.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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