Just been reading the thread re a recently departed African leader with great interest.
I have an open mind and can think for myself, I can also read, research history and draw my own conclusions from what I have read.
I was very surprised that towards the end of the thread, someone drew a line in the sand because people were expressing opinions. They did however say that this was an open forum?
I too believe that the media coverage of this has been and will continue to be excessive.
There are many who read this site that will be aware of the great things he did in his later life but know nothing of the reasons why he was sent to prison for so long and the terrible acts that were allegedly committed in the name of the ANC, a political party that they were part of.
I cannot see any comments in the original thread that raised a complaint from anyone and feel that the thread was prematurely locked as some may have been about to point out some truths that made someone uncomfortable.
This may upset some, but if it is indeed an open thread, then a degree of discussion ought to be allowed.