Tag Archives: Nelson Mandela

THE SELL-OUT DEAL IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE SPATE OF PROTESTS!

“Prisoners are not free to negotiate with their jailers,” these were the words of the then second President and founding member of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania, Zeph Mothopeng, referring to ANC leader Nelson Mandela who has been

THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASSASSINATION OF ONKGOPOTSE ABRAM RAMOTHIBI TIRO!!

1 February 2014 marks the fortieth anniversary of the assassination of Onkgopotse Ramothibi Abram Tiro way back in 1974, while he was exiled in Botswana. This writer has previously written about the life and times of Tiro in Mayihlome News

THE MANDELA DECEPTION!!

Last month it was that time of the year when South Africa and the world catch the fever of the Mandela Day Sabbath; I say Sabbath because this Mandela Day has become a quasi-religious event blindly followed by people who

WHAT IS NELSON MANDELA’S LEGACY?

In paying tribute to Nelson Mandela the corporate media and Hollywood should not conceal his mistakes or glorify him as a flawless personality whose character is without blemish. His role in the liberation struggle should be acknowledged just like many

TRIBUTE TO PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA!

After my imprisonment for anti-apartheid activities, I spent some years at the United Nations in New York and at the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva as an accredited Representative of the victims of apartheid and colonialism in South

FRANTZ FANON’S TEACHINGS FALLING ON DEAF EARS!

The African continent was under colonial rule except Ethiopia and Liberia. Then Ghana became independent in 1957, followed by many other countries in the 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s and the last was South Africa in 1994 although the writer

THE ANC AND THE NATS!

The widely held but false belief that the end of apartheid legislation and whites-only rule will usher in social changes that benefit the majority is beginning to shake off from the hearts and minds of the Azanian masses. It has

OUR HISTORY DISTORTED BY DISHONEST AND PARTISAN INTELLECTUALS!

When any scholar visits this country and speaks about Pan Africanism on a national radio or television and associates it with Nelson Mandela and the ANC but factors out Robert Sobukwe and the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), one wonders if

THE COLONIAL MACHINATIONS OF MANDELA DAY!

The African people’s struggle for liberation started in the 1400’s when the continent was invaded by Europeans. Subsequently, millions of Africans were taken to the Americas as slaves. The African people’s struggle against white (European) domination produced leaders such as

50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BRUTAL CLAMPDOWN ON PAC-POQO ACTIVISTS

The PAC of Azania

  This year 21 March 2013 will not only mark the 53rd Anniversary of the Sharpeville and Langa Massacres but also marks the 50th Anniversary of the brutal clampdown on PAC-Poqo underground activists and operatives. This I am reminded by