Imam will not be forgotten: iLIVE
Jonathan Jansen's tribute to Imam Abdullah Haron, "Imam who shook SA (October 4)", warrants a response.
Imam Haron was murdered by the apartheid regime in 1969.
The apartheid era should never be forgotten. It must remind us what we are capable of if we do not act with love and compassion.
Imam Haron and many others gave of themselves so we could be free to think, to create and to enjoy basic freedoms of human dignity.
Many of his principles have universal application and eternal validity.
He made every effort to encourage the full development of the positive aspects of human potential and to reduce or restrain the negative.
Imam Haron's contribution to the freedom struggle will never be forgotten. Thus do we memorialise those who, having ceased living with us, now live within us.
We consecrate ourselves, the living, to carry on the struggle for which he and others sacrificed their lives. Too much blood has gone into this country's soil for it to lie barren.