The British National Party (BNP), the premier neo-fascist organisation in the United Kingdom, is reeling from worse-than-expected results in local elections last week -- not least in London, where the campaign was coordinated by some- time South African Arthur Kemp. Forty-one-year-old Kemp's high point of notoriety came from his role in the assassination of Chris Hani in 1993.
I joined quite late in the day: December 1986. For Martin Amis -- whose new memoir on Stalinism, Koba the Dread, has been making waves in Britain -- this sentence should be followed by reams of penance. After all, by then I could hardly claim ignorance.
Selective amnesia is a useful tool for political survival -- not least when it comes to remembering the dead. So it is that African National Congress leaders have been falling over themselves in the effusiveness of their praise for Peter Mokaba, following his death last Sunday morning.