In a few days’ time we will be celebrating Mandela Day. It is also appropriate to acknowledge the 55years anniversary of the Rivonia Trial. This trial and those that faced the might of the apartheid state, reflected the political moral and social courage of our leaders. The Rivonia trial is emblematic of the resistance to an evil system and demonstrated unrelenting courage to oppose injustice, racial oppression and economic exploitation. This should remind all South Africans and Honorable Members of what it means to be bold in the face of adversity and uncompromising in fighting any form of malfeasance and corruption.