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Hamba Kahle ‘backroom boy’

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As inheritors of a future whose foundation Mlangeni and his comrades laid with their sweat and blood, current generations cannot but be concerned about where the country is going.


24 Jul 2020
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Hamba Kahle ‘backroom boy’

Former Rivonia trialist Andrew Mlangeni (Picture: Nigel Sibanda)

The death of the last of the Rivonia trialists, Andrew Mokete Mlangeni, has been described as the end of an era. Beneath this clichéd refrain are multiple truisms whose import merits some meditation. What were the features of the era in passing; what should we internalise and discard and what kind of an epoch are we entering? The end of apartheid represented one of humanity’s greatest achievements of the 20th century. As one of the leaders of the struggle against apartheid, Mlangeni’s name – and those of his fellow travellers – is permanently embossed in the pages of history. He...

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