by Fezisa Ndzululeka
There was an uproar, an uproot and disrupt,
when pupils as old as I am took a stand
for what they believed in.
When students younger than me soldiered on
and fought for their birth right.
When the students died passionately for
a brighter future.
Now it is our time, our fight.
Our fight is not against an enforced language,
but against the forces of the principalities of
darkness that has overwhelmed and is over
taking the youth.
Our fight is not against the white man, but against
the black man’s mental confinement, brainwashing
and the depravity of necessities.
Our fight is not against the recognition and the realization
of a black man’s humanity but the recognition and
the realization of a black man’s presence and providence
in his child’s life!
Our fight is not for the governmental reign, but for the people
to realize that they are they are the government and
are responsible to bring the resources to themselves!
Our fight is not for the preservation of our language,
but the preservation of Ubuntu bethu, the conservation
of socializing with another other not within the
imprisonment of social media.
Our fight is not with the liberation the innocent comrades,
but the deliverance of our young people from being arrested
by alcohol, crime, gangsterism and teenage pregnancy.
Our grief is not because a soldier’s body is missing, but
because of the misuse of this body, of this church,
of God’s temple, of these mighty women, men of God.
The youth of June 16, 1976, fought their fight and won it.
It is now our time to rebel and resist as we fight in this good
fight of faith!
It is now our time to move as the body of Christ and
provide a home, love and care for our children.
It is past the time that the church is confined within
these four walls
Arise oh young person and take your position!
Fezisa Ndzululeka has a big love for children and a mother’s heart for the nation. She is also RealDeal volunteer(2014). Want to know more? Read our interview with her as a role model.