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Cry, the Beloved Country

By Anastasia , published on Sep 25, 2011

I can remember the moment exactly, the moment when my suspicion of Nelson Mandela, the former terrorist who became South Africa’s living saint, spilled over into outright dislike. It was 2005, at the end of a Make Poverty History rally in London’s Trafalgar Square, where Bob Geldof, the boom town rat and abject acolyte, declared him to be president of the world. Seemingly the world agrees, at least in the shape of the United Nations, which designated 18 July, Saint Nelson’s birthday, to be an international day in his honour.

If only Mandela could have done for the world what he and his... (more)

Tags: south africa, african national congress, apartheid state, cry the beloved country, julius malema

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