Mr. Lekota Says that President Cyril Ramaphosa sold him and other comrades to the apartheid regime.
We were invited on a trip of struggle by the preeminent leader of the students of our time the late Steve Biko who said to us we must fight the struggle.
He said to us in case of danger or living conditions that threaten human life, we must accept life for what it is or not at all. It did not take very long, that was around 1972.
In 1974, we went into detention among others & in the course of that we had to respond to this challenge and I want to say to you … you invited me last week – your invitation last week was late.
The challenge we needed to respond to was that time and you with us in detention.
When it was difficult, you wrote to the special branch, that we put communist ideas in your head. In doing so, you condemned us to the special branch.
I say this to you because the special branch rewarded you as they always rewarded their victims and sent you home.
We headed to Robben Island. This invitation you are issuing on Friday, you should have issued it then. We should have traveled together to the island to serve years for the struggle of our people.
I will not join you in the trip you are suggesting. I will not join you because you made your choice then. That was the time choices were made. I made my choice to go down with our people, you made your choice to go with them.
Now you are inviting us to go join you in the corruption of Bosasa and in the corruption of all these things you have been doing with others. I’m grateful you are a billionaire, keep the billionaires.