Buthelezi should not be dismissed as a mere stooge during apartheid. Yet, he deserves little praise as an advocate for human rights and civil liberties.
If Mangosuthu Buthelezi had not opposed the apartheid state’s plans for an ‘independent’ Zulu kingdom, South Africa’s history would have unfolded very differently.
Historically, most mass shootings in South Africa have been associated with three main things: gang conflicts, rivalries in the minibus taxi sector and factional or inter-group feuds.
The failure of the 2021 post-election deal is a missed opportunity for the African National Congress and Inkatha to work together.
FW de Klerk as National Party conservative was paradoxically the right leader at the right time to relinquish white minority rule.
The election results raise the real possibility that the ANC could be looking at another defeat in the 2024 general elections.
The posturing is bound to continue. But at the age of 78 Jacob Zuma’s long day in the sun is over.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi deserves better than being dismissed as an apartheid stooge. But he deserves little praise as an advocate for human rights and civil liberties.
Author shows how politicians intent on settling problems by physically eliminating opponents tap into a ready source of assassins from within the taxi industry.
Colonialism and apartheid sought to make traditional leaders accountable to white officials by tying them to land.
The FF+‘s constituency is overwhelmingly Afrikaner white Protestants. But, it appears to have made inroads among coloured conservatives.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi carries extensive accountability for the sectarianism that characterised politics in South Africa before 1994.