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from Journey Through Lockdown by Jenny Young

Copyright © 2020 Jenny Young

Chapter 34
27 April 2020 Lockdown Day 32 Freedom

Today is Freedom Day in South Africa. It commemorates our first democratic elections in 1994. At last all South Africans could vote. One would have thought that after twenty six years we would now have a free society but that is not so. We are not free from crime, we are not free from corruption, we are not free from greed, selfishness, xenophobia, inequality or evil.

What is freedom? The Oxford dictionary gives us two choices.

1.            The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.

2.            The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.

According to these definitions, are any of us really free? Ask Israel Folau.

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