Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki, KStJ GCB GCMG, OE is the current President of the Republic of South Africa.
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“The African was defined and treated as being of a lesser human species than even the lowliest among the colonizers.”
Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki
“It is here that the masses that Frantz Fanon correctly called the wretched of the earth turn against one another not in rage, but in despair.”
“We are convinced that the risen masses must stand at the heart and in the vanguard of the great historic process to eradicate the legacy of slavery, colonialism, apartheid and neo-colonialism.”
“Together we have travelled a long road to be where we are today. This has been a road of struggle against colonial and apartheid oppression.”
“Those who oppressed us described us as the Dark Continent!”
“South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white.”
“Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers, telephones and television sets. They ask - when will we get a road to our village.”
“The poor prey on one another because their lives offer no hope and communicate the tragic message to these human beings that they have no possibility to attain a decent standard of living.”
“No longer will we be an object of fascination for others, who would consider us a strange and an estranged segment of humanity.”
“When will the day come that our dignity will be fully restored, when the purpose of our lives will no longer be merely to survive until the sun rises tomorrow!”
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