First, the ANC-dominated Tshwane Metro Council has decided to name a street after Mao Zedong (previously known as Mao Tse-tung).
During Mao’s 27-year reign as chairperson of the Chinese Communist Party he was responsible for the deaths of between 30 million and 70 million people.
The ANC reportedly believes he was a great revolutionary who helped the ANC and therefore benefited South Africa. Historically that’s not strictly true.
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