Retired Moseneke decries deep lack of respect for education

Dikgang Moseneke says there’s a deep lack of respect for education these days.

FILE: Retired deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Retired deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke says there's a deep lack of respect for education these days, which is evident by the wave of nationwide student protests.

Moseneke touched briefly on the current demonstrations at universities, during the launch of his book My Own Liberator in Sandton this evening.



The retired jurist reflected on his life and the people he's crossed paths with during apartheid.

He's emphasised that during the struggle he never saw himself as a politician but rather a liberator trying to make a change in an unequal society.

Moseneke says he is deeply thankful to his parents for showing him the importance of education.

"Come 1994 something treacherous happened and the crisis is again with us."