One is bound to remember the many things that has happened to Africa, one is bound to remember that the project of slavery took away nearly half of the Africa population, into different parts of the world, one is bound to remember that, Africans are been dehumanised over the ages, one is bound to remember that Africans where colonised, one is bound to remember that the fight and struggle for decolonisation was in many ways a project to liberate the Africans from victimisation of war and dehumanisation, one is bound to remember most profoundly the words of Kwame Nkurumah spoken on the24 may 1963 when he extorted his fellow African that our long term health and salvation as African is not only demanded but required that we unite.
One is bound to remember the words of our own Jomo Kenyatta when he took the strength of character that “as Africans we can only be dignified if we where in depended an we charted our own cause,” one is bound to remember the words of the man Patrice Emery Lumumba of Congo that “Africans has to write their own history”, one is bound again to remember the words of Kwame Nkurumah saying “the best way of learning to be an independent sovereign state is to be an independent sovereign state.”
As we forgive my brothers and sisters we must never forget so we don’t repeat the same mistakes, because if we forget the only thing we will learn from history will be nothing. If we pay attention to what happened before us we will be able to move forward in a changing and developing phase or attitude.
If you go around the world you will find museums not because they fossilise our memories but they keep our memories alive to remind us on a daily bases that we need not have situation such as that.
We forgave the apartheid government as South Africans not because we are stupid but because we realise that eye for an eye can only make the world blind, this type of attitude and mindset makes me proud to be a black man from Africa, let us teach the positive gesture to our kids to save the world and generations to come.
“You only forgive when you are forgiven, but forget we must never”- Mother Teresa
“Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong the weak can never forgive”- Mahatma Gandhi
By: Monti Montsha power by Prof Patrick Lumumba