Inside the Fight for What Mandela Promised

Danny Butt via Miri Davidson
“We kept asking the same question: What did Mandela know? How much was he allowed to know? Did he know about the evictions? Did he know about the apartheid-style laws being passed to justify the evictions? How about the fatal shooting of 34 striking miners in Marikana last year? The death this September of a girl the same age as Mazwi, shot twice in the back by police? Nqobile Nzuza’s only crime was to attend a protest against local leaders who were evicting shack dwellers like her. People often ask me what it was like to grow up under apartheid. I’m tempted to dare them: “Visit South Africa today.””
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