'We can choose to elevate one man above the law, or we can fight for every person to be equal before the law' This is the speech delivered by DA leader Mmusi Maimane during the no-confidence debate on President Jacob Zuma on 10 October 2016: This is South Africa.A land of contrasts. Where hope overcomes fear. Where light shines through the dark. Where good triumphs over evil.This is South Africa.Where every generation faces its own struggle. The fight against colonialism. The fight against apartheid. We have overcome these struggles. We can overcome anything.This is South Africa.A place of reconciliation and forgiveness. Where one man spent 27 years in prison so that we could all be free. He remains our moral icon.This is South Africa.A place of unimaginable beauty, and extreme deprivation. Where the majesty of the landscape is blighted only by the poverty of its people. This is a scar on our collective conscience.This is South Africa.Home of the best Constitution in the world. A pr...

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