Umkhonto weSizwe

 
Tales from the armed struggle: There were heroes in MK but villains, too
Tales from the armed struggle: There were heroes in MK but villains, too
Within a few pages of Thula Simpson’s rather large tome, there are several key moments that illumine the history of the ANC’s armed wing and...
Torture removed any 'choice' from askari betrayals
Torture removed any 'choice' from askari betrayals
Jacob Dlamini's book Askari: A Story of Collaboration and Betrayal in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle purports to tell the story of "Mr X1" or...
Waging war on Mandela the saint
Waging war on Mandela the saint
It was a hot summer day and dry lips were testimony to my thirst. I clung perilously to a pole to avoid being pushed further away, as the FNB...
ANC: A party under violent, criminal siege
ANC: A party under violent, criminal siege
Are we seeing the return of violence and assassination in South African politics? It certainly looks as though the dynamic of a top-heavy political...
Spare a thought, and a place name, for Mangaliso Sobukwe
Spare a thought, and a place name, for Mangaliso Sobukwe
Amid all the agitation for a 'second transition”, which mainly entails economic reconfigurations, someone should utter a cry for the culture,...
Settlement sets hopeful precedent for apartheid victims
Settlement sets hopeful precedent for apartheid victims
Mark Fransch stood in silence, facing the TV flickering in front of him. Splashed across the screen was the face of his 20-year-old brother Anton....
Leaked email gives Julius Malema ammunition
Leaked email gives Julius Malema ammunition
The ANC Youth League has accused its parent body of using disciplinary procedures to settle political scores. This comes after it was revealed at a...
The road to Mangaung: Who's got Zuma's back?
The road to Mangaung: Who's got Zuma's back?
As the ANC's centenary celebrations mark the beginning of the countdown to its 53rd national elective conference in Mangaung, the Mail &...
Failed promises steal the glitter from MK's golden jubilee
Failed promises steal the glitter from MK's golden jubilee
Shaft 17 Road is one of Johannesburg's many moribund mine access routes, a road beyond the ken of modern GPS navigation systems. An anonymous...
Umkhonto WeSizwe celebrates 50 years
Umkhonto WeSizwe celebrates 50 years
South Africa's ruling party's former armed wing, Umkhonto WeSizwe (MK), marked its 50th anniversary on Friday by urging the state to look after...
Special Pensions Unit fails activists
Special Pensions Unit fails activists
Fraudulent claims are not the only problem facing the special pensions programme for anti-apartheid struggle veterans. A Mail & Guardian...

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