Slain SACP leader Chris Hani’s granddaughter Nosipho Khumalo gave her peers thumbs down as compared to the youth of 1976.
Speaking to the Pretoria News, she said today’s youth needed to evaluate how they go about raising their concerns. She said this comparing how the young people nowadays react whenever they need to raise their frustrations as compared to back in 1976.
Giving a practical example of student protests today as compared to the 1976 student uprising, Khumalo said: “Today we don’t strike for our needs but rather our wants and it is not done in an acceptable manner because people are now destroying buildings. Whereas if you look at the 1976 protest the only things they burnt were Afrikaans books and not the actual school,” she said.
The 20-year-old Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University second-year medical student said young people still had a long way to go if they continued to burn their own facilities to raise their concerns.
Khumalo holds many titles to her name, from being a national secretary for University Sports of South Africa to being a project leader at Lokukhetha non-profit organisation which aims to empower women and children.
She also owns two companies; Crash Course with Nosi which is a tutoring course where she also does mentorship and a company and Entertainment Agency as she noticed that not everyone was academically inclined and did not want to out-shadow them.
She said she does everything all in the name of preserving her grandfather’s (Hani) legacy.
Chris Hani was a charismatic leader, with significant support among the radical anti-apartheid youth.
At the time of his death, he was widely tipped to succeed Nelson Mandela as the president of South Africa, despite not being a member of the ruling ANC.