Hon Chairperson, I wish to respond to three statements, if I may. Firstly, I wish to agree with the hon member of the ANC that we should continue to celebrate the life, history and contribution of former President Nelson Mandela. We must certainly recall the immense role that he played in creating the democracy that we enjoy today. Of course, Mr Mandela would always remind us that as we celebrated, we should remember the contribution of all the people who had the courage to participate in the struggle for freedom in South Africa. He always said that he walked with many and did not walk alone. However, his contribution is without weight in comparison to others. We certainly recall his release and the wonderful image we all have in our heads of when we stood out in the square, waiting to hear him speak from the balcony of the city hall. It is a memory we can never erase and his contribution can never be forgotten.
The ANC is implementing the Freedom Charter and its core principles remain the principles that are being advanced by the ANC. When anyone weighs the work that we have done as this government since the advent of democracy, it would be very clear to the true historian that we remain true to the principles and objectives of the Freedom Charter.
We also welcome the announcement by the hon Ramatlakane of the Right to Learn campaign contribution to support children who are vulnerable and who lack basic commodities and requirements for schooling. We would also like to join all those who have congratulated the students at Wits University for what they have done to raise funds to support poor students at their institution. Perhaps we, as Members of Parliament, should create a fund ourselves to support talented young people in our country and join those young people at Wits. Thank you very much. [Time expired.] [Applause.]