Young people have been urged to rise up and defend South Africa’s democracy, while also effecting change in their communities.
“We, as the youth, need to rise up and defend democracy. We have a purpose to fulfil. We must decolonise our State, minds and live up to the democracy that was died for,” said Zulaikha Patel on Sunday.
Patel, who fought against discriminatory hair policies at her school in August 2016, reminded the youth that many people died in the struggle for democracy that South Africans enjoy today.