One of the most disturbing aspects of how South Africans perceive Nelson Mandela and his role in bringing democracy to this country is the way he is crassly misinterpreted, leading to the serious blemishing of his legacy. It does not matter whether this is done deliberately, unwittingly or merely as a result of deep naivety….
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Dr Thabisi Hoeane is a lecturer at the Rhodes University Department of Political and International Studies. His research interests include African and South African politics, democratisation, ethinicity and identity politics, politics of emerging democracies.
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