Spoiling for a Victory

Mandela launches a campaign to mobilize black voters and win not just big -- but really big

Happiness and hatred walk side by side on South Africa's road to democracy. Nelson Mandela wants to focus attention on the better life to come, "the historic moment when all South Africans, blacks and whites, will work together to build a new country." But while joyous crowds of African National Congress supporters chant and cheer at his every appearance, Afrikaner Resistance Movement leader Eugene Terreblanche warns of trouble to come if whites are not given their own state. Last week a visibly angry Mandela repeatedly interrupted his upbeat campaign speeches to warn that he would match violence with violence if right-wing...

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