President Ramaphosa has commemorated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the democratic South African Constitution, which signified a real united nation.
The President’s Desk took to Twitter on Monday, 31 May 2021, to circulate President Cyril Ramaphosa’s weekly newsletter. The newsletter highlighted a day which has arguably lost its reference through the advent of democracy. The newsletter affirmed that today marks 60 years since the country became a republic, following the British Empire withdrawing its colonial laws and power over the country.
According to the statement, “This unhappy anniversary takes place in the same month that we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the adoption by the Constitutional Assembly of our new democratic Constitution, which became the birth certificate of a real united nation.” Adding, “Now we have one law for one nation.”
Overall, the intention of the newsletter was to emphasise, “As we mark the anniversary of the adoption of our democratic Constitution, let us remember what a decisive break it was with the system underpinned by racism, exploitation, dispossession and oppression that had come before. Let us also remember that it is up to us to make the vision contained in our Constitution a reality.”
See the post below.
From The Desk of The President – Monday, 31 May 2021 – https://t.co/87Iqo4BGro – Today is the anniversary of an event in our history that most South Africans would rather not remember. pic.twitter.com/wn6gYyrMe5
— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) May 31, 2021