UNelson Mandela - UMongameli wethu othandekayo nguRaymond Louw

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UMadiba egqoke ihembe yethimba lebhola laseNingizimu Afrika

Kuyamangalisa ukuthi uNelson Mandela ushintshwe kanjani engqondweni yomphakathi kusukela ku-Enemy Enemy No-1 ibe uhlobo lwezinkanyezi ezithathwa njengoMongameli wethu ngabantu abaningi baseNingizimu Afrika, ngisho nalabo abasemakhaya aseMhlophe. Akukhona nje ngoba wanikeza ijezi yase Springbok emdlalweni wokugcina, okwanikela iNingizimu Afrika iNdebe Yomhlaba ekuboneni kokuqala kulo mncintiswano ohloniphekile, nakuba lesi senzo senza umthelela omkhulu.

Indoda eyathi iyilungu le-AWB elungile (i-Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging noma i-Afrikaner Resistance Movement) ebizwa ngokuthi isiteshi somsakazo wenkulumo, iRadio 702, ngoMsombuluko olandelayo futhi yathi uMengameli usekela ama-Springboks ukuthi wayenomqondo wokuthi walwa yonke impelasonto ngezinkolelo zakhe futhi wanquma ukuthi ekuseni ukuyeka.

Kodwa kwakungeyona kuphela ukubukeka kukaMongameli e-Ellis Park e-green and golden jersey nenombolo 6 ngemuva (isibalo sephephandaba i-Springbok Francois Pienaar), kwaba ukuqina kokusekela kwakhe eqenjini likazwelonke. Wabize ama-Springboks ngezikhathi eziningana ukuba abafisele kahle. Uphinde waphuma ngesandla sakhe ngesicelo sakhe esidlangalaleni ukuthi isibonakaliso saseSpubbok sigcinwe, naphezu kokuphikisana kwabantu abaningi abamnyama abayibheka njengophawu oluzondwayo lobandlululo futhi bafuna ukuba lithathwe esikhundleni se-Protea flower enemibalabala.

cishe kufane nomlingo okwenziwa nguMadiba

Imihlangano eminingi neFreedom Front sika General Constand Viljoen mayelana nezindaba zeVolkstaat nayo yaba negalelo ekumeni kwakhe phakathi kwama-Afrikaners futhi kanjalo nemihlangano yakhe nezinyunyana zezolimo zaseBrithani ezisekelwe eZimbabwe zokuxoxa ngezinkinga zabo. Kodwa nakuba ukuziphatha kwakubalulekile, abaqapheli ngokugcwele ukuguqulwa okuphawulekayo kwesimo sakhe phakathi kwama-Afrikaners. Kwakunokuningi okwenziwe ngothando lwakhe, ubuqotho nobuqotho, kodwa futhi nangokwakhe okhethekile uthinta umlingo.

Translated by Nsika Khoza