Chronicle of a massacre foretold
Oyama Mabandla was a teenage revolutionary when he survived the December 1982 SADF raid on Maseru by a quirk of fate. He wonders if the ANC, as it prepares for its conference 40 years later, has learnt one of the most important lessons of the raid: united it stands, divided it falls
On December 9 1982, I should have died. I was a bumptious teenager, suffused with revolutionary fervour and full of beans. The surfeit of beans had led to a misunderstanding with Sis Limpho Hani, resulting in my departure from the apartment I occupied at Kuena Flats, just behind the Victoria Hotel in Maseru. ..
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