Zuma Urges SA Youth to Learn More About Africa
South African youth must channel efforts towards understanding and promoting their African identity, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.
“There us an issue we have begun to discuss in the AU (African Union). That is the opening of the borders on the continent. Colonialists divided us and we now believe indeed this person is a Portuguese citizen, this one is British and French. We are not, we are just Africans,” Zuma said at National Youth Day commemorations in Pretoria.
“In the intra-trade we are discussing, one of the critical things is to make the movement of goods and people easy on the continent. That is very crucial. We urge you to know the African Union anthem, functions and symbols,” said Zuma.
Zuma was delivering a keynote address to thousands of youth gathered at the Tshwane Events Centre in Pretoria west.
“We also urge you to take time to understand the history and culture of as many African countries and people as possible. If we do all this, we will transform this country and create a better place for all,” said Zuma.