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Freedom of speech? You want to wave our pain in our faces

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Freedom of speech? You want to wave our pain in our faces

Unless you experienced the hardships, pain and suffering of apartheid, you can’t argue to keep symbols of it

Senior reporter

If you’re from Pietermaritzburg, the Royal Show is a highlight on your social calendar.

I have fond memories of attending almost every year — childhood memories of sticky toffee apples and funfair rides. And then teenage memories of attending the capital city’s most anticipated event without parental supervision.

Even as an adult who now lives in Durban, I still look forward to attending the Royal Show every year...

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