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AUZWEKE MAGAZINE

JUNE EDITION ‘18

Sports When passion meets sports. Mamello Makha

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Mjojo Livity Battle of Personalities

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Sibusisiwe Jili #Queening - A Force To Be Reckoned With.

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#Ask_IGirls Celebrating June 16! Youth Month!

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Mjojo Livity Battle of personalities

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Auzweke! Bafwethe. Sibusisiwe Jili was born and breed in the exquisite Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal before moving to the big city that is Johannesburg. Growing up she has always been a fan of the arts. While in high-school she studied fine arts and drama, which she did exceptionally well. Sibusisiwe was later done with her high-school days and went on to study for her degree in Media and Communications majoring in Drama. Fast-forward years later after Varsity, she hit the small screens. She started off being on Generations as Carol, Broken Vows as Sinayo and currently as Zanele on Isibaya [just to mention a few of the roles that she has taken on]. Get to know more about her. June 16 protest, was the protest worth it? “The apartheid government was demolished yes, the end results were seen yes because we were able to finally say we have our freedom from the oppressors and South Africa is now a democratic country. However as democratic as it may be 42 years later unfortunately we live in a South Africa were apartheid took a different form commonly known as CORRUPTION”, said a 64years old Mme Esther Legae from Soweto. Ever heard a group of people complaining about one person’s “Attitude” and they can’t stand “Him/her”? That person could be having behavioural problems. Lets talk about personality disorders, shall we? A personality is a long standing pattern of maladaptive behaviour. It’s effects are long time and affects a ripple of those surrounding a person. Some people refer to people living with personality disorders as “psychopaths”. I find this term derogatory. I am now going to mention types of personalities and briefly explain them. Approach the next part of this article with caution as many people tend to associate themselves with the symptoms mentioned. Football, cricket, netball, schools sports, and sports seminars. Mamello Makha, is always in attendance at those sporting events with her unique and stylish sports outfits. The sports management graduate chats to Auzweke’s ,Gift Tlou. So we will get to know more about Mamello Makha. TSandile Zulu is a 25 year old guy who was born in Swaziland. He later moved to Johannesburg, his a film director who started out as photographer. Sandile believes that photos tell a story every time he takes a picture he makes sure that his photos tell a story. He decided to go into filming because it tells a story in a motion and allows him to break things down putting things into perspective and making people see the world the way he sees it. He shoots music videos too, he funds everything in his company from buying the filming equipment to paying the actors, although some actors understand his situation now and offer their services for free. Against all odds he managed to do all. Auzweke!TV is LIVE visit www.auzweketv.co.za. Hope you enjoy this edition.

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Sibusisiwe Jili was born and breed in the exquisite Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal before moving to the big city that is Johannesburg. Growing up she has always been a fan of the arts. While in high-school she studied fine arts and drama, which she did exceptionally well. Sibusisiwe was later done with her high-school days and went on to study for her degree in Media and Communications majoring in Drama. Fast-forward years later after Varsity, she hit the small screens. She started off being on Generations as Carol, Broken Vows as Sinayo and currently as Zanele on Isibaya [just to mention a few of the roles that she has taken on] Auzweke had the chance to exclusively have a chat with Sibusisiwe and this is what she had to say about being an actress, her life in a nutshell and future plans:

1. Who is Sibusisiwe Jili? What makes you discrepant from all the other artists? • Sibu is a simple woman who really is out to prove to herself that she’s not afraid of taking on the world using a different approach. What makes me different from others I guess, I’m too aware of my physical beauty which makes me want people to focus on the hidden like my talents and depth. I’m also not really sure as I don’t follow a lot of celebrities so I’m not too familiar with the patterns but my mother always taught me to be patient and wait for God’s time.

2. Before venturing into being an actress. Was this something that you always wanted to do? • I’ve actually never wanted to be in the spotlight because I grew up constantly feeling like I was being watched, I was well aware of my physical which drew unnecessary eyes, mainly because I was shy so I tried to stay away from things that would cause people to notice me. Fame was never for me.

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3. What would you say was your favorite character you have ever played and why? • I think right now Zanele from Isibaya would be the closest as I am an insanely huge fan of action and the direction she is taking ‘guns blazing’ I mean.. so all I need now is a scene driving my motorbike through a glass window, Avengers movie is next.

4. Who would you like to co-star with in a film? Locally and internationally? • Locally it would have to be Sdumo Mtshali, Abdul Khoza and Thuso Mbedu and in a riveting action packed sequel and internationally I go anyone in Avenger nje finish!

5. What is your take on woman abuse since it seems like it’s becoming a more concerning issue in South Africa. If you could change the justice system, how would you go about? • This is a very tricky subject of which can turn sour if fallen into the wrong hands who try combating it. Abuse in any form leaves it’s victims feeling vulnerable whether they are aware of it or not. I feel the issue should be dealt with at both a person level, which includes counselling for both parties then at a criminal level for the perpetrators of which rehabilitation should be part of their sentence. As humans sometimes when we try to make things work it always ends up adding fuel to the flame, and most times than others we scar the victim more. So I think right now because we all share some forms of abuse from our past present and some will experience it in the future, my only suggestion at this point is to tackle the minds individually than create mass noise. Maybe that’s why people fear coming out about it.

6. What gives you inspiration every morning when you wake up? • The realisation of the blessing that is life, my mother, my son and my supportive other half.

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7. If you had 20 million rand to date, what would you do with it? • If I’d just received it, I’d lock myself in my room and just lie on it, naked & make mmm sounds to myself. If its accumulated through time, mom’s getting her house you can best believe that, continue with my NPO named Positive Youth of Maritzburg and we might change the name to accommodate the whole nation. I’d pay off my son’s school fees, definitely be a house wife because vele that’s what I want to be when I grow up. now bae will has no choice. A lot would be dedicated to helping our struggling youth. I look for depth as there’s so much potential in a broken spirit, so that they can slay when they’ve made it and are making sure they are helping the next slayers to be.

8. You have recently ventured into music. Mind enlightening us more about that? • Wow, music neh. It’s always been a comfort for me but there’s just something that takes over when a house track drops, and now even worse with qgom movement. So yes I am a huge house and qgom fan. I saw the opportunity to bring in an element of my love for old games we grew up playing, I wanted to incorporate my music with that childhood love seeing that we’ve moved into a digital world things like “three-tin and shumpu” have become a myth. My music will remind you of those throw backs and hopefully our old school games will live on through the changing generations. The single is dropping soon, my team is busy finalising the release and you will be able to purchase it on ITunes, Play store and Spotify.

9. Your crush at the current moment? • My man

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10. Where do you see yourself in the next coming 2 years? Anything in the pipeline? • Established my music career, being a producer, modeling, being a mom and wife. Yes I’m putting it out there universe.

11. What do you fear the most and why? • God, his plans are bigger than mine.

12. We are all inspired by that one specific individual. Who inspires you on a daily? • A child’s heart. They can be easily defeated but will open themselves to kindness more than any adult would.

13. What concrete advice would you give to upcoming actresses and musicians? • Are you sure? If not now, when? Develop thick skin ntwana.

14. Favourite quote to date? • Carpe Diem! Sibusisiwe is one force that has to be reckoned with and is definitely taking the small and big screens by storm. You can connect with Sibusisiwe Jili on her social media here: Twitter: @j_sibu Instagram: @j_sibu Facebook: Sibusisiwe Jili Article Written By: Lindokuhle Ndaba

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It has been exactly 42years since the black South African students from Soweto took a decision to protest against the Afrikaans medium decree of 1974 after an order was passed by the Regional Director of Bantu Education J.G. Erasmus, that as of the 1st of January 1975, Afrikaans was to be used as the language of medium of instruction. This was not received verywell by both learners and teachers because Afrikaans was viewed as “The language of the oppressor”. A concern raised by teachers organisations such the African Teachers Association of South Africa in objection of the decree was that the usage of Afrikaans will require the learners to focus more on understanding the language as compared to learning the content being learnt, therefore discouraging and making it difficult for learners to use critical thinking skills. What felt like unfair treatment and oppression went on, the cries of the black child fell on deaf ears and this fuelled the learners to take a stand against the oppressor. Students at Orlando West Junior School in Soweto then decided that on the 30th of April 1976, they were going to strike and not go to school, this spread like wildfire to other schools. On the 13th of June 1976 at a meeting organized by the late Teboho Tsietsi Mashinini to discuss the plan of action, an action committee known as the Soweto Students Representative Council led by Tepello Motopanyane and Tsietsi Mashinini was formed and a mass rally was organized for the 16th June 1976 to make themselves heard. The learners had decided on having a peaceful and disciplined protest, but on their way from Morris Isaacson and Naledi High school to meet with other schools, police were found barricading their routes to march to Orlando Stadium.

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They continued singing their slogans and waving their placards without any violent behavior, but all this turned into the most painful and bitter moment just after 9am.

In that very moment, the angel of death visited more houses than one, as sons and daughters of the nation were lost, mothers lost their seeds to the many uncountable bullets released, teargas canisters thrown at children and the most excruciating and painful dog bites were experienced by our fellow brothers and sisters and the African soil was drenched with blood, innocent blood. Amongst the first few lives to be lost was the 15years old Hastings Ndlovu and 13years old Hector Peterson at Orlando west High school, and many others fell like them on that fateful day. Dr Melville Edelstein known as a dedicated and devoted citizen to social welfare amongst the black community was also stoned to death by the angry mob, leaving a sign around his neck written “BEWARE AFRIKANERS”. An era where stones were casted, blood was spilt; many shed tears and jails were overcrowded by some of our now late brothers and sisters. South Africa became the darkest and ever so red tainted place to live in at that time all because of a plea to be freed from the chains of oppression and apartheid.


NG JUNE 16! MONTH! However 42years later questions post the struggle remains so Auzweke took it to the streets and asked both the young and the older generation. Was the protest worth it? “The apartheid government was demolished yes, the end results were seen yes because we were able to finally say we have our freedom from the oppressors and South Africa is now a democratic country. However as democratic as it may be 42 years later unfortunately we live in a South Africa were apartheid took a different form commonly known as CORRUPTION”, said a 64years old Mme Esther Legae from Soweto. Is the month of June celebrated fairly and respectably so in memory of the late to see a new South Africa? To answer this 30 years old Nothile Ngwenya said, “Bottle stores were one of the places to be looted by students during the uprising in 1976 and this was simply because they had long discovered that the apartheid government was using alcohol as a method to make black people seem even more useless and steal away their attention and focus. Sad thing is our generation is using the very same method to celebrate the day; so I won’t say the day is celebrated fairly

by all of us”. Did the youth of 1976 fight in vein and lastly are we doing enough to show our appreciation for their selfless actions? “No the youth of 1976 did not fight in vein because today at schools a learner has a choice of a language they want to do without having it forced on them. We are free to be our own selves without fear of being treated unfairly, though it still does happen but it is not as bad and brutal. We can never say we are doing enough to show our appreciation, lives were cut short on that day and nothing whites or us can do to change that. The bit that we are doing now is remarkable though, the fact that 16 June exists, the memorial places named after the late as well as movies done is a great gesture on its own’’, said 18years old Kagiso Dithebe. Azweke would like to wish everyone in South Africa a very happy and peaceful youth month. Let us celebrate this month in good spirit and in great honour of the lost lives, may their souls continue to rest in perfect peace. AMANDLA!!!! By Phindile Sibiya

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Ever heard a group of people complaining about one person’s “Attitude” and they can’t stand “Him/her”? That person could be having behavioural problems. Lets talk about personality disorders, shall we?

A personality is a long standing pattern of maladaptive behaviour. It’s effects are long time and affects a ripple of those surrounding a person. Some people refer to people living with personality disorders as “psychopaths”. I find this term derogatory.

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rsonalities I am now going to mention types of personalities and briefly explain them. Approach the next part of this article with caution as many people tend to associate themselves with the symptoms mentioned. The first personality disorder is schizotypal personality disorder. These are people who find making close relationships extremely difficult. They think and express themselves in ways that others find ‘odd’, using unusual words or phrases behave in ways that others find eccentric . People with Schizoid personality disorder may feel very anxious and paranoid in social situations. People who always find it hard to confide in people, even their friends or find it very difficult to trust other people, believing they will use you or take advantage of you and watch others closely, looking for signs of betrayal or hostility may be having paranoid personality disorders. People with Schizoid personality disorders are often uninterested in forming close relationships with other people, including family they also prefer to be alone with your their thoughts. Lastly they have little interest in sex or intimacy and are emotionally cold towards others. Antisocial personality disorder people often put themselves in dangerous or risky situations, often without considering the consequences for themselves or for others. Borderline personality disorder people will often present with multiple or split personalities. You can’t really understand what type of people they are.

importance in life. They think that the sun and moon revolve around them. Let me put it to you that I am going to stop writing for you if you don’t engage with Mjojolivity on @Auzweke and @Masondoltd social media pages. Lets move right along. Those with Avoidant personality disorder tend to feel lonely and isolated, and inferior to others. They avoid relationships, friendships and intimacy because of the fear of rejection. People with Dependent personality disorder often feel needy, weak and unable to make decisions or function properly without help or support. They over depend on other people for survival. Obsessive compulsive personality disorder is a group of people who find the need to keep everything in order and under control. They are notorious for set unrealistically high standards for themselves and others. Its like those girls who say they wont date a man who doesn’t have a car meanwhile they are walking to Sassa for grants. I’m sorry it wasn’t my intention to be savage. I just wanted to create awareness around personality disorders so that we can understand each other and be patient with one another. Thank you for staying loyal to Mjojolivity. By Sphiwe Masondo

People with Histrionic personality disorder are generally attention seekers in this life. They often feel very uncomfortable if they are not the centre of attention and feel much more at ease as the ‘life and soul of the party’. Those with Narcissistic personality disorder over exaggerate their

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ASSION MEETS SPORTS Football, cricket, netball, schools sports, and sports seminars. Mamello Makha, is always in attendance at those sporting events with her unique and stylish sports outfits. The sports management graduate chats to Auzweke’s ,Gift Tlou.

Who’s the biggest Celtic supporter between you and Botha? At Bloemfontein Celtic we don’t have a no.1 supporter. We are all passionate about our team, it’s just that me and Botha it happens we attend most games and other sporting codes. Botha has been in the game for a longer period now and he was even my mentor.

When did your love for football begin? I started supporting Bloemfontein Celtic specifically back in 1997 and I was seven years old by that time. My mother used to sell at the stadiums so she’d take me to the stadium every time there was a game and that’s where I fell in love with the game of football. So, yes, that was her way of providing for me and she didn’t know that she was investing in me because today I’m amongst the most popular supporters in the South African sporting industry.

Why did you choose Bloemfontein Celtic instead of other bigger teams? My love my Celtic, I just love everything about that club and it will always have a special place in my heart because it’s from my home town in Free state. We’re a unique club, we sing, we cheer regardless of the results on the day.

Are there any other sporting codes you like besides football?

Yes I’m a runner. I usually partake in marathon just to keep fit and I also love cricket. It’s not about football only I also love and follow other sporting codes around the country.

What’s your role as a Gauteng sports ambassadors? My role is to show other sports loving people out there that this is possible. I also go out to schools around Gauteng and support their sports and attend as many sporting activities as I can, which is my passion and keep motivating the youth out there to keep following their passion. Not forgetting that Sports can also be their escaape from engaging in wrong doings.

What has your passion for sports done for you so far? I managed to start up my own businesses through this. After the 2010 fifa world cup, sports minister Fikile Mbalula rewarded us for our support and I saved that money which I later used for starting my salons and the boutique’s I own.

How do you manage to attend so many PSL games? It’s love, it’s part my schedule and it has become my life. I know that on a Wednesday I’ll be at the game, come Sunday again my team is action I also attend. It has become part of my year plans now, I know this is the time or season for netball or cricket and I must attend I plan beforehand. Sports is my entertainment as I don’t drink or go clubbing this is how I entertain myself.W

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Do you have any sponsors helping you with travelling expenses to stadiums around the country? No, I do not have any sponsors at all. I’ll only get funding when we doing some sort of supporter’s mobilisation or maybe road shows for a certain game around the country then the department of sports will cover the costs but besides that everything I pay for myself. The premier soccer league assists with complimentary tickets that will grant me access to games.

Have you won any awards so far for your support? I’ve never won any awards so far but, I’ve been nominated for Gauteng fan of the year for four times and the G sports award. Sometimes people don’t understand that I stay in Gauteng due to work commitments and my businesses although I’m from the Free State. I also do schools sports for communities and that is why I’m always nominated. Hopefully one day I’ll win.

The best psl game you’ve witnessed so far? When Bloemfontein Celtic beat sundowns 5-0

Tell us about your businesses? I’ve got a beauty salon out in Ghandi square, in Braamfontein and I’ve also got a boutique shop in Johannesburg about fashion and top class quality clothes. I’ve always been business minded which I think I take after my mother.

Are you planning on using your sports Degree any time soon? I wanted to be a player’s agent but the process is a bit long ever since they changed the rules. I once did an internship at the department of sports but I didn’t even last for three months. This is when I decided to use my savings and start up the businesses I have today. But, maybe one day I’ll use my degree.

How would you describe Your passion for sports has Bloemfontein Celtic’s seen you travel to different season? countries. Tell us about those trips? Eish, Bloemfontein Celtic! you Yes if you’ve noticed I’m the most fashionable supporter, I believe that sports and fashion goes together. Which is why I recently travelled to Brazil which was to showcase your different colours and the fitness in sports and I also went to represent South Africa at the 2016 Cosafa cup in Namibia which was a wonderful experience.

Which one is your favourite stadium in the PSL? The Moses mabhida stadium in Durban. The crowd in Durban never disappoints and the atmosphere is just electrifying.

touching my heart. Yes, we haven’t been doing well for the past three seasons but I’ve seen huge improvements so far this season.

Is there anything that you’d like to add? Yes! My team might go through changes of ownership, I know that the chairman is selling the club and we love the team so much that we want to see it remain in Bloemfontein. I understand that it was not easy for our owner to run that team. But I plead to the new management to keep the team in Bloemfontein or else our Wednesdays and Sundays will never be the same. The name on its own says a lot “Bloemfontein” says a lot, which is a huge entertainment for the people of Bloemfontein.

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Against all odds Sandile Zulu is a 25 year old guy who was born in Swaziland. He later moved to Johannesburg, his a film director who started out as photographer. Sandile believes that photos tell a story every time he takes a picture he makes sure that his photos tell a story. He decided to go into filming because it tells a story in a motion and allows him to break things down putting things into perspective and making people see the world the way he sees it. He shoots music videos too, he funds everything in his company from buying the filming equipment to paying the actors, although some actors understand his situation now and offer their services for free. Sandile caters for food, drinks and snacks to keep the crew going while they busy shooting. He been financing his project for 5 years now and is desperately looking for investors who are willing to invest in his dream. Sandile does not have a stable income at the moment so he funds his production company by asking for donations and selling his photography work. He got introduced to filming at the age of 19years, by a company called Film movement South Africa (FSA). Although Sandile did science at school he always knew that he had some art in him, his always had a thing of wanting to create, educate and

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entertain the public and filming lets him do just that. He also offers opportunities to students who want get practical experiences in the filming field (internships), it could be behind the scenes or in front of the camera. His actors range from 16 years to 56 depending on the movie they are shooting. He lost his mother at a very young age then he had to move in with his grandmother. “the death of my mother did not hit me hard at the time of her passing because I was still young and had no clue of what was happening but as I grew up and seeing other teenagers running to their mothers for solutions on how to deal with life’s problems that’s when it hit me…at times I would cry myself to sleep 3-4 days in a row and that lasted for a while. So filming is like an escape bought for me where I can put everything I feel inside into a movie whether good or bad and try to teach and advice other people to never give up in life even if all odds are against you” says Sandile. After his grandmother passed on too, he moved to Johannesburg and lived with his father’s family (the Ngwenya’s) he stayed there for 4 years and was forced to move again due to unstable Secom stances. He then had to move in with his aunt.


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He states that making connections has been hard for him due to the fact that he knows no one in this media industry but that doesn’t stop him as he is determined to put his name on the map. His been selling his kasi movies to Mzansi magic and other media houses who keep on promising him a deal, Sandile recently started a programme of going around the schools of Soweto teaching the kids about acting and filming both young and old. One of his actors “Jabulani Khanye” Who had been working with him for two years, says he met with Sandile through a producer (Sihle) who works hand in hand with sandile. Jabulani had nothing but good words to say about Sandile “I love working with him due the fact that his a guy who knows his stuff and is always patient with people both skilled and unskilled. When I met with him I had no acting experience but he took me under his wing and taught me everything I know today, although I did do some acting in high school, I wouldn’t say that it would have taken me to big Auditions where I would have competed with people who have trained to be actors but now I can compete with the big giants of the industry without fear and its all thanks to Sandile” says Jabulani. His goal is to have huge production company that will groom all the disadvantaged kids and put them in the big screens. Unlike some students who had the advantage of going to filming school and gain a degree/ diploma in this field, Sandile had to teach himself everything he knows about filming, since he has only matric and didn’t have a good financial background to further his dream of filming but that didn’t stop him as he continued and struggled to make his dream come true and up to this day he is still fighting to be in the big screens of South Africa and beyond.

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His kasi movies are mostly inspired by social issues like drugs, human trafficking and woman abuse. So far he has 6 films that are pending, Sandile’s producer (Sihle) who met him through a high School friend named Xolani Ndabezitha, also had good remarks about working with him “ Sandile is a kind of person who lets his work do the talking for him, what sold me to him was his trailer he did on a dragon advert and after that I was totally impressed with the kind of work he does and I committed myself into working with him and making our vision come true” Sandile would like to thank the Community of Snake park were he lives for the support they have given him and his family and friends who have been with him good and bad times.

Word Of Advice (Quote) To all young aspiring film makers across the country I’d like to wish them luck on their journeys, nothing comes easy in this media field, but through persistent behavior and dedication it is possible. Drugs and substance abuse are also a serious challenge in the whole world at the moment but we can do something about it, it all starts with you…be the change you want to see in the world and always remember - everyone deserves a second chance in life. Lastly always aim higher as the sky is not really the limit, scientists have proven that fact!!. – Sandile Zulu God always makes a way, Says Sandile

You can contact Sandile in these contact details: Facebook: Sandile Kelvical Zulu Email: incaluxstudios@gmail.com Cell: 062 669 9084

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JOHN BLACK How can you live your life through rain‌? Without any sunshine? Why did you not tell me as we used to share happiness? Why did you not share with me your pain? I am a saviour, Redeeming a million of souls From been haunted of words left unspoken. However, I failed to save the most wanted spirit, I failed to protect the most precious soul. Here come tears again as I remember the tail of your life JOHN BLACK A word in time could have created a moment to say Goodbye. You lost your life like a candle in the wind, fighting to light other candles. Now all that is left is legendary memories, your legacy lives forever Your name belongs to the great book of history. In this battle to surrender, I lost many Brothers Solomon, Steve including you JOHN BLACK. I am fighting to survive through rains and pains I am fighting grey storms and heavy rains It is hard for me to graduate the degree of hardship. Look me inside the house but I am on top of the roof. Check my bedroom but I am under the bed, Look me in the light but I am standing in the dark. Throw a spear at me, but I go down and it hits my innocent brothers, Including you JOHN BLACK.

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Better days promised be strong, hold on, and do not let go Yet I am fighting for survival but nothing gives me optimism I am trying to be strong, dying to live in this world but death is all I see. They gave us democracy and freedom Nevertheless, economically, educationally and financially Oh Johnny, we have a long way to freedom The mental state is not yet free Oh Johnny, today I am only twenty-four, I am as old as democracy. The pictures of your memory tells the tale of the story of my life. Just like u Steve Biko, Commemorations are for history. When the rich rob the poor, it is socalled business and when the poor fight back It is termed violence‌ Dear JOHN BLACK, We still have a long way to walk to the gates of freedom! O SHAKA

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