Wrong walk to freedom


Wrong walk to freedom

South Africa needs to re-examine the myths of the  liberation struggle, says historian Stephen Ellis.

The other day I climbed Constitution Hill to witness what promised to be the most vicious political brawl since the Second World War, when Commies and fascists routinely moered each other on the steps of Johannesburg City Hall. This event was hosted by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, associated with what remains of the old Communist movement in Germany.

The audience consisted largely of middle-aged uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) veterans, with a smattering of left-wing academics.

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