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Down memory lane with the departure of the backroom boy, Bab’ Umlangeni

Down memory lane with the departure of the backroom boy, Bab’ Umlangeni

KHULU MBATHA FLASHBACK: We met acting president-general of the ANC, Oliver R Tambo, for the first time in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania in 1976. We, fresh from South Africa, still carrying scratches and cuts on our bodies all sustained during the stone-throwing confrontations with policemen and armed SADF personnel.  Seating underneath the shade of a big Kigelia, the sausage tree, the new arrivals were making a meal out of Tambo’s presence and bombarding him with so many questions about the struggle. What have you been doing in the past [since the banning of the organisation] 16 years? Where was the ANC when…
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