On ‘Freedom Day’ today, we remember the truth, the men who actually brought us that freedom on this day 23 years ago.
Here is an unusual “hero of the struggle for democracy in South Africa”. This is a South African Defence Force (SADF) former “whites only” National Service conscript turned “volunteer” holding a R4 assault rifle as he safely escorts the ballot boxes to a counting station during South Africa’s landmark 1994 election.
He, like thousands of other old SADF white “National Servicemen” literally volunteered over the transition between 1990 and 1994 to bring democracy to all South Africans and make the elections a reality. For good reason to, even on the election day itself bomb attacks where still going on and lives were still under threat. Yet now these military “heroes” are conveniently forgotten or vanquished and rather inappropriately branded as “racists” by a brainwashed South African public that has lost perspective.
This is their story and it needs to be told. 1990 was a significant year – Apartheid in all…
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