THE Black Consciousness Movement has called for the arrest of the country’s decline into a predatory state and for a return to Steve Biko’s vision of true freedom. The call was made during a visit by some of the movement’s leaders to the cell in which the Black Consciousness icon died at the Kgosi Mampuru Prison in 1977 at the age of 31. Monday marked the 39th anniversary of Biko’s death. The visit to the cell in which he died was led by the president of the Azanian People’s Organisation (Azapo)‚ Itumeleng Mosala‚ and the president of the Socialist Party of Azania (Sopa)‚ Lybon Mabasa. Mosala said that what was happening in SA was a betrayal of what Biko fought and died for. "It is a betrayal of all those who fought for freedom irrespective of which liberation movement they belong to. What the black people of this country have experienced is an utter failure of the ruling elite to deliver the true freedom that Biko spoke about," he said. "Starting with poor service delivery‚ the kil...

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