There are those who would argue that all changed simply because of former President Botha, but Botha himself would probably admit that South Africa would not have changed at all had it not been for Mandela.
Now there are those in this country who say, “Let’s not lower our flag for him.” To them I say,”You’ve just lowered our flag for us. You should be as ashamed of your opposition as we are of you.”
Dave Kitchell is a columnist for the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.