South Africa The Red and the Black

The Red and the Black Questions about a Communist role in the liberation movement

As the leading opponent of South Africa's system of racial apartheid, the African National Congress has become the embodiment of the hopes and aspirations of the country's blacks. Yet even some of apartheid's opponents harbor lingering reservations about the ANC, mainly because of its longstanding and unapologetic ties to Communists. ANC President Oliver Tambo has repeatedly said he does not know or care how many members of his national executive committee are party members. As the ANC's critics see it, the ! organization runs the danger of becoming, wittingly or not, the vehicle through which Communism could eventually gain power in...

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