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Daily Maverick: #FeesMustFall: South Africa recreated, history redefined, Zuma’s moment of reckoning
23 Oct 2015 - 19:15
"When Nelson Mandela died in December 2013, South Africa went through a period of mourning and soul searching about who we were and where we were heading. We have been in a state of leaderless turmoil for years and moments like Madiba’s death forced a hard look at ourselves. This week, the youth of South Africa shook this nation to the core; they took their destiny into their hands and put a failing political leadership on notice. Through #FeesMustFall, they have shown what true leadership, courage and solidarity means. On Friday the Class of 2015 takes their battle to the seat of government. It is a moment of reckoning for our nation and, mostly, for President Jacob Zuma."