Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Blacks still in economic chains, Zuma says at #SteveBiko commemoration.

President Jacob Zuma speaking at the 
Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre 
after laying a wreath for the slain 
anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko. 
PHOTO: Brenda Masilela/ANA
Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma said black people might have been freed from the apartheid regime, but they are still economically enslaved.

"I don't carry a pass, I'm now free, I can sell along the streets without being harassed by police, I'm free. It's all true, but it's not complete," Zuma said. 

Zuma was speaking on Tuesday at the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre after laying a wreath for the slain anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko who died on this day in police custody 40 years ago.

Zuma was accompanied by Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha, Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, and Minister of Defence and Military veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

Biko, the leader of the Black Consciousness Movement, died in custody as a result of police brutality on 12 September 1977.

Full story at IOL.

By Brenda Masilela.

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