By exercising their hard won political democracy, they need to put their respective political and economic houses in order.
Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma took office as the State President of the Republic of South Africa on the 9th May 2009. Not many saw the coming disaster, …………………
The days of the integral honesty of the ANCYL (ANC Youth League) spearheaded by men like Mandela were long gone. The ANCYL was now simply a club for yuppies in smart suits and luxury cars, sniping from the fringes for preferential treatment in business and government appointments.
At 16h30, that early winter afternoon death and destruction rained upon the urban civilians of Pretoria. The explosion was enormous, blowing out and shattering huge plate glass windows from the surrounding building frontages.
“But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” In that moment, Nelson Mandela became a virtual saint and a legend in his own time.
When it came, it came without warning. The cracking deadly fire from the police, at almost point blank range was devastating. Instantly the crowd broke, running wildly, seeking shelter but there was none.
Among the number of restrictions they were currently living under were; laws declaring who Blacks could marry, what legally defined the races, where Blacks could live, where they could eat, which buses and trains they could ride, which schools they could attend, and more.
Over and above the burning of Republican farms and homesteads, the imprisonment of their women and children and farmhands in concentration camps, this “New Model” warfare was the strategy which most worked for Lord Kitchener.
Using his vast political influence in terms of, wealth and control, Rhodes was chief engineer in an insurrection against the ZAR which would spark off a tragic and costly war.
The first Anglo-Boer War, or First War of Independence or Transvaal War, was the only war actually lost by the British Empire during the entire19th Century.