STATEMENT ISSUED BY LUZUKO LUWACA
UDMYV NATIONAL SECRETARY GENERAL
United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDMYV) would like to salute the two
South African legends that have recently been taken from us.
Mbeki and Donald Woods were both men who fought for what they believed in; they
were teachers, not only in the strict sense of the word, that fought to
enlighten and educate all people.
Most young South Africans had not been born when Govan Mbeki and Donald Woods
were in their prime and at the height of their struggle for the freedom of all
South Africans. The young must learn from their example and continue the fight
against injustice and human rights abuse. The young must also appreciate the
value of education and such opportunities, as both these men were living
examples of good education and learning.
The UDMYV calls on all South Africans, but especially the younger generation, to
take up the challenge that the heritage of Govan Mbeki and Donald Woods has left
South Africa. It is time for us to be honest and willing to work out our
differences, and focus on the commonalities that make us all South African.
The UDMYV would also like to extend its sympathy in this time of bereavement to
the children, family, friends, colleagues and all South Africans who shared in
Govan Mbeki's life.
Mr Luzuko Luwaca
UDMYV National Secretary General
30 August 2001
Ms Annelizé van Wyk, MP
UDM Spokesperson for Safety and Security
9 May 2001