Chairperson and hon members, I quote:
During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.
These are the words, as we all know, that were uttered by former President Mandela at the Rivonia Trial. These wise words are still relevant today for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.
These words continue to be reflected in the strategic work of the ANC, which is based on a national democratic revolution and must translate into a national democratic society. The object of this revolution, in the main, is the promotion of national unity, the creation of a nonracist and nonsexist democracy and a prosperous country. The ANC will continue to guard this jealously to ensure that our efforts and the efforts of our forbears have not been and will not be in vain.
Asinamona, asinanzondo siyaqhuba. [We are not jealous; we have no hatred; we deliver.]