Motion Without Notice By The ANC Chief Whip On The 40th Anniversary Of The Death Of Chief Albert Luthuli

23 August 2007

I move without notice, that the House:

That 21 July 2007 marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Chief Albert John Mvumbi Luthuli;

Further noting,
That Chief, as he was affectionately known, chose a life of hardship and persecution when he demanded of the colonial apartheid rule to "Let my people go." In doing so, he taught us a very important lesson, that true leaders are those who are prepared to sacrifice all to ensure freedom and justice;

That the Luthuli name has become a colossal symbol of peace and unity far beyond the borders of South Africa;

That Chief Albert Luthuli was the first African to be awarded the Nobel Prize, a well deserved compliment to his deep commitment to peace and justice for all.

That Chief Albert Luthuli had cherished the establishment of a society based on the ideals of equality, non-racialism, non-sexism and democracy. This is part of the legacy that he bequeathed to our country and people;

On all South Africans to preserve and celebrate the legacy of Chief Albert Luthuli through committing ourselves to the lifelong and noble effort to create a better life for all.