COSAS “asked our teachers and organised a train for us to come here. But we were not well informed about the reason why we are protesting,"
Nomsa Mabona, pro-Zuma “protester” to a Times Reporter.
This is yet another example of the fall of standards in the Rainbow Nation. In the old days, people were always told simply and clearly what they were protesting about. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that they often knew what they were protesting about even without being told. In some cases, the need for protest was so clear that people just got up and protested straight off without being told anything.
I think we should go back to that old system. I think that if someone experiences something terrible, like apartheid or Thabo Mbeki, they should just protest all by themselves without COSAS being involved at all.