Ifa lika-Albertina Sisulu

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U-Albertina Sisulu, owaziwa ngokuthi uMama weSizwe noma uMa Sisulu, uyaziwa ngokuba ngumshushisi waseNingizimu Afrika olwa nobandlululo kanye nomfazi kaWalter Sisulu.

Uyaziwa ngekhono lakhe lobuholi kanye namandla obumama amthatha ekuqaleni okuthobekile eTranskei ukuba abe omunye wezithombe ezihlonishwa kakhulu nethonya eNingizimu Afrika. Ukugcina isimo sakhe esithulile nesingenasidingo ngenkathi futhi eqinile futhi eqina iminyaka eminingi ehlukunyezwa kumenza abe omunye wabesifazane ongavamile abafanele sibagubhe. Lowo owayengumongameli uJacob Zuma wamchaza ngokuthi 'insika yamandla hhayi kuphela emndenini wakwaSisulu, kodwa futhi nayo yonke impi yokukhululwa, njengoba ekhulisa, weluleka, wahola futhi efundisa iningi labaholi kanye nabasunguli beNingizimu Afrika yentando yeningi’.

USisulu ubelokhu ehambisa inkumbulo kathisha wesikole owamtshela; “Ukuziphatha kwakho kungumfundisi ongcono kakhulu. Kunamandla kunanoma yini oyishoyo.” Uma sahlulela ukuziphatha kukaSisulu, akumangalisi ukuzwa ukuthi la mazwi amkhusela. Ifa lakhe likhona emkhakheni womzabalazo omude nobunzima. Unendawo ekhethekile yodumo phakathi kwabaholi baseNingizimu Afrika. Ngaphambi komzabalazo, yena nomndeni wakhe bahlukunyezwa ezandleni zobuhlanga wobandlululo.

Ngakho konke lokho ahlala ezinikezele futhi enqabe ukwesatshiswa. "Zama ngangokunokwenzeka, abakwazanga ukuphulukisa umoya wakhe, abakwazanga ukumenza abe nolaka, abakwazanga ukunqoba uthando lwakhe," kusho uMbhishobhi uDesmond Tutu.

Translated by Nsika Khoza

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