Tutu – Are we completely healed?

Posted on May 6, 2010. Filed under: News, Reconciliation |

Over the last few days, a number of publications have re-printed excerpts of an interview conducted by Die Burger with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

Tutu was widely quoted as commenting that “South Africa has lost its pride”, but beyond this, posed larger questions about the extent that the country has healed in the 16 years since the transition to democracy.

As reported in the Mail & Guardian, Tutu stated, “I think we as South Africans should sit down together and ask: ‘Are we completely healed or are all of us deeply injured?’ We may not be aware of it.”

Read the full article by Murray La Vita here, or leave a comment below!

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I’m not sure if we should feel encouraged or discouraged by Tutu’s words. For me he was always the one who could still come up with a smile and a positive message in very dark moments that took place over the last 2 years.
I was first shocked to hear him talking like this, but I hope that people in South Africa take his message seriously and listen to him….and I think, we as the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation have to be in the front row to pick up the discussion. He is the patron of our organisation because he believes that the work we are doing is important and contributes to the bigger goals of South Africa. So, I think, we have to take the call and ask ourselves, are we as IJR on track with what we are suppose to deliver and how can be broaden the circle of people we involve in the work we do.


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