Inequality is ‘sharper’ now, but ‘never stop talking’ about apartheid and colonialism – Mogoeng

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Inequality is ‘sharper’ now, but ‘never stop talking’ about apartheid and colonialism – Mogoeng MogoengMogoeng NelsonMandelaLecture

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng delivers the 17th annual Mandela Lecture. Picture: Twitter Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says it’s a shame that inequality in South Africa has become “sharper” during a constitutional democracy.

Delivering the 17th annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus on Saturday, Mogoeng said: “It really is a shame that 25 years down the line we still have so much of our people suffering as they do.” “It is a shame that inequality has become sharper during constitutional democracy. We need unity now more than before,” Mogoeng said in his keynote address.

“We will be betraying the legacy of Madiba if we don’t give practical expression to the injustices of our past”.“We will be betraying the legacy of Madiba if we don’t give practical expression to the injustices of our past.” He also said each citizen had the responsibility to build the country and that people should not waste time polarising society."It’s a shame that 25 years down the line that we have so many people who suffer." – Mogoeng Mogoeng

 

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