CAPE TOWN - Former president Thabo Mbeki says the legacy of apartheid still hangs over the country, and it's now up to the youth to bring change.
The former head of state addressed matric history students at Westerford High School in Cape Town today.
The students heard Mbeki speak about the secret negotiations between the apartheid government and the African National Congress (ANC) in the 1980s.
You could hear a pin drop as the small group paid close attention to every detail Mbeki shared with them.
The former president relived the late 1980s when the ANC held secret negotiations to end apartheid with, among others, the Afrikaner organisation, the Broederbond, the then ruling National Party, the international community, and ultimately the apartheid government.
He also told of meetings in Switzerland and other parts of the world as part of the ANC’s struggle to end apartheid.
Mbeki says the legacy of apartheid is still prevalent and it’s up to today’s youth to change society.
The fact that I am considered an adult is both terrifying and hillarious