Anguish of June 16 1976

When I look at some of the images of the Soweto uprising, I see anguish. Yet in that anguish I see bravery and much more.

I see souls that were able to see beyond themselves in order to make things a little better in society. I see consciousness that extends beyond the boundaries of myopic thinking, where the ‘self’ is sacrificed for the general good of society. I see passion, the anguish it brings, but still, I understand: June the 16th had to be!

I hope then that this historic day will inspire the youth like it is intended to. To all the youth of this continent, be inspired!