'Elements of apartheid propaganda still taught in school history books today'

In wake of the passing of struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, questions are now being raised about stories of liberation being lost.

Since 1994 the history curriculum at schools has been changed to reflect the historical narrative of all who live in South Africa, but is this enough?

Following Mam' Winnie's passing, many stories are being recounted this week of events that occurred during the apartheid era.

Speaking to Ray White on The Midday Report, South African Communist Party (SACP) spokesperson Alex Mashilo said the curriculum amendments since 1994 are not enough.

There are elements of apartheid propaganda that were taught in our history before 1994 that are still being carried forward in our school to this day. For example, when they teach you about communism, they are not teaching you about the role that was played by leaders of the Communist Party in South Africa and the party itself towards the liberation of our country and the establishment of the democracy that we have.

Alex Mashilo, SACP spokesperson

He said instead, these learners are being taught the history of communism through the narrative around Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin.

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