The revolution will not be televised
By Kampamba Mabuluki
"Those who let the murderers of blacks remain free, protecting them, and furthermore punishing the black populations because they demand their legitimate rights as free men -- how can those who do this consider themselves guardians of freedom?"
Ernesto "Che" Guevara de la Serna, 1964 at the United Nations
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was born June 14 and died 1928 – October 9, 1967. Commonly known as Che Guevara, El Che or just Che was an Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary, political figure, and leader of Cuban and internationalist guerrillas.
It’s been 40 years now since the assassination of a great leader, revolutionary and mentor to many of his followers. Yet 40 years on we still celebrate his life, his ideals and legacy.
On Monday the 8th of October fans and followers of all ages and all walks of life gathered at Chrismar hotel to commemorate and celebrate the 40th anniversary of their hero Che. The event was organized by the post freedom of press committee and friends of Cuba. It was graced by His Excellency the Ambassador of Cuba and other famous political figures and veteran freedom fighters such as Mr. Grey Zulu.
Many people ask why we still remember a great leader like Che and hold him in such high esteem. The reason yet simple, is very profound and close to our hearts, by the time Ernesto Guevara, known to us as Che, was murdered in the jungles of Bolivia in October 1967, he was already a legend to my generation, not only in Latin America but also around the world.
Che was a selfless and above all challenged the conventional wisdoms and ideals that did and still govern many aspects of our society by being a rebel. His radical and charismatic attitude fought and championed injustice as well as inequality, the enemy which infringes on the freedoms of human life. His main belief and ideal was that there was a better way to improving the quality...