SOUTH AFRICA’S FREEDOM DAY – 22 YEARS AFTER WELCOMING A NEW NON-RACIAL DEMOCRACY
South Africans will today (on Wednesday, April 27) observe and celebrate 22 years of the attainment of freedom on this day in 1994. For the ruling ANC it will be a day when it will hold rallies throughout the country and when its party leaders will call on their supporters not to forget that it was mainly the ANC that brought them their freedom. They will want to capitalise on this especially against the background of the crisis they are facing over the vociferous and loud calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down or be removed. The ruling ANC and its leaders will ALSO go the extra mile to highlight its role in the freedom struggles in view of the local government elections taking place in August. But how do South Africans at grass roots levels view Freedom Day and what are their reactions to the current political situation – 22 years after attaining their freedom? Subry Govender filed this report for Radio Deutsche Welle (Voice of Germany)………. .