Could this speech make South Africans change their minds, considering the passion in the president’s voice.

President Jacob Zuma  delivered the keynote address during a national Freedom Day commemoration at Manguzi in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday.

Zuma has been accompanied by deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, several Cabinet ministers and provincial leadership.

This year’s theme is “The year of OR Tambo: Together deepening democracy and building safer and crime-free communities”.

Zuma has been welcomed with a fighter jet display by the South African National Defence Force.

The commemorations are expected to celebrate the gains made by government since 1994 but also remember African National Congress stalwart Oliver Tambo, who would’ve turned 100 year.

The president is expected to promote safety in the Umhlabauyalingana area as a part of his national anti-crime campaign.