Nelson Mandela had a brief membership in the South African Communist Party and a long-term alliance thereafter with the Communist Party. He was at varying times a black nationalist and a non-racialist, an opponent of armed struggle and an advocate of violence, a hothead and the calmest man in the room, a consumer of Marxist tracts and an admirer of Western democracy, a close partner of Communists
Your Majesties, Your Highnesses, Distinguished Guests, Comrades and Friends:
Today, all of us do, by our presence here, and by our celebrations in other parts of our country and the world,confer glory and hope to newborn liberty.
Out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long, must be born a society of which all humanity will be proud.
Our daily deeds as
One year later, in 1978, English rock musician Peter Gabriel wrote the song ‘Biko’
in remembrance of the deceased and as a protest song against the ‘apartheid’ regime.
Port Elizabeth, weather fine
It was business as usual
In police room 619
Oh Biko, Biko,….
The man is dead….
…and the eyes of the world are watching now, watching now
The song was included on Peter
The viewer is presented with a lot of facts, but do the facts lead up to the right conclusions?