Mbeki: High price paid for freedom unappreciated by those who enjoy it

Mbeki: High price paid for freedom unappreciated by those who enjoy it

Thabo Mbeki feels that the sacrifices made by those who sacrificed their lives for freedom are not appreciated by those who enjoy that same freedom today. Mbeki addressed the hundreds who attended his birthday gala, saying that liberation had been attained through people paying the ultimate price.

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Thabo Mbeki has said that the sacrifices made in the struggle for freedom are not appreciated by those who enjoy it today.

During his birthday gala in Johannesburg last night, Mbeki reminded the nation of the high price of freedom, saying it had been forgotten:

“You see, some of the negative things happening in South Africa today, you can see that even if you talk to people and you say to them, ‘But you can’t do that’, they don’t understand what you’re talking about, because they’ve no sense of that value system which made so many of our people to sacrifice their lives in order to liberate us."

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The gala dinner had managed to bring in around R1.8 million from ticket sales, with delegates pledging more funds. The highest amount had come from an anonymous donor, who had pledged a million Rand, reports The Sowetan.

Briefly.co.za reported that the funds raised from the event will be going towards the construction of the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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