The Congress of South African Students, “asked our teachers and organised a train for us to come here. But we were not well informed about the reason why we are protesting," - Nomsa Mabona, pro-Zuma “protester” to a Times Reporter.
This is yet another example of the fall of standards in the Rainbow Nation. In the old days, people were always told, simply and clearly, what they were protesting about. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that we often knew what we were protesting about, even WITHOUT being told. In some cases, the need for protest was so clear that people just got up and protested straight off without any instruction at all.
I think us South Africans should go back to that system. I think that if we experience something terrible, like apartheid or Thabo Mbeki, we should just protest all by ourselves, without COSAS telling us anything.
Causes James Whyle Supports
Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa.