Mandela and De Klerk Speak Out

In exclusive interviews, South Africa's black and white leaders both profess optimism about a multiracial future


Q. The announcement of the election suggests the tide of history is running against you and the National Party.

A. No, not at all. We've been in the lead of this process all the time. What is happening is exactly what we envisaged should happen, as the result of our initiatives. We see a major role for ourselves in the future; we are not liquidating as a political force. The National Party opened its membership to all South Africans a few years ago, and we should no longer be regarded as a party representative of only white South...

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