Makhura: Young people must be heard

Makhura: Young people must be heard

Makhura addressed a Youth Day event in Soweto on Sunday.

David Makhura on June 16
By Neo Motloung
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has urged the youth to speak up and be heard.

Makhura was speaking at the commemoration of the 1976 student uprising in Soweto on Sunday. 

The commemoration started with a four kilometer walk from the historic Morris Isaacson High School to the Hector Peterson Memorial, where a wreath-laying ceremony was held. 

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Makhura urged parents not to speak to much but rather listen to their children during youth month.

“Parents talk a lot. We talk a lot to our children and we talk them down. There is a lot that is good about that, so that they walk a straight line.”

Makhura also acknowledged the pressures facing today’s youth, saying it sometimes leads to suicide, and therefore older people cannot afford not to listen. 

He said the government is working an a provincial plan to improve the lives of Gauteng residents and that young people have an important role to play.

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