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Don’t silence the voice of justice when it matters

By Sibongiseni Dlamini-Mntambo      

Recent global protests have shown that the battle against apartheid—much like the long-fought battle against slavery—continues in a much-larger war against global systemic, institutionalized racism.

Nelson and Winnie Mandela are pictured with Mila and Brian Mulroney on Parliament Hill on June 18, 1990. It was Mr. Mandela's first visit to Canada, four months after being released from 27 years in jail. On the eve of what would have been Nelson Mandela’s birthday, South Africa remembers Canada’s unwavering support for the anti-apartheid movement, writes High Commissioner Sibongiseni Dlamini-Mntambo. The hill Times photograph by Jim Creskey

The death of South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark, Zindziswa “Zindzi” Mandela, the daughter of South Africa’s late struggle heroes, has once again reminded me of the enduring legacy of her parents that she strove to continue. Like her mother, Winnie Nomzamo Mandela, and her father Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Zindzi was firm in her resolve to fight for justice and liberation of the oppressed.

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