By Isaac Ndou
JOHANNESBURG: Kaizer Chiefs Chairman Kaizer Motaung has taken his time to wish South Africa well for the Human Rights Day holiday on behalf of the Amakhosi family.
The South African Human Rights Day is celebrated as a way to remember the Sharpville Massacre which occurred on 21 March in 1960 and the date has been retained every year for that commemoration.
“We will always be reminded of the fallen heroes of that fateful day in our dark history. They gave their lives for our liberation. Let the commemoration of this day renew the spirit of Ubuntu in and amongst our Communities. There is no better way to be reminded of the cornerstone of what defines humanity than observing Human Rights Day. We should all live according to the Bill of Rights as enshrined in the South African Constitution.
“It is concerning to learn about abuses happening in our society today. We read in the media about some incidents that are absolutely inhuman. We learnt about a child having drowned in a pit toilet recently and how a female train driver was stripped naked by angry commuters. These are examples that prove we have a long way to go before we reach living a life of respect for Human Rights. “
“As Kaizer Chiefs, we will continue to promote Human Rights values as per our slogan of Love & Peace. We will endeavour at all times to promote the important concepts of dignity, liberty, equality and brotherhood as per Article 1-2 of the Declaration of Human Rights as well as the Bill of Rights, Chapter 2, of the South African Constitution. Wishing you all a memorable Human Rights Day,” said Mr Motaung on the Club’s website.