Mandela and I, Part 2 by Chieftain Mangosuthu Buthelezi

You have read Part 1:

 http://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/mandela-and-i-part-one-by-ike-jakson/

 Now I proudly present to you the version of a truly Great South African; in the eyes of many [certainly mine] the Man that should have been the first Black President of South Africa.

 In his own words, verbatim unedited the way he said it:

 http://historymatters.co.za/mandela-and-i-mangosuthu-buthelezi/

 Read more about this man:

 http://ikejakson.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/mangosuthu-buthelezi-the-man/

 I was born in rural South Africa about 100 miles north of Cape Town in 1940 in a home that was apolitical.  My political awareness developed during my twenties and at the age of 31 I walked out into the political wilderness away from my people and The Church [that is a long story] to devote the rest of my adult life working and hoping to have a majority Government in our country.  In 1972 most white people sneered at me and asked me “Now who in hell do you think will run that country?”  It was not a popular thing for a white man to say such things at that time but I always replied to the question:

 “Buthelezi is my choice.”

 My compatriots thought I was a nut case.

 The jury is still out on Mandela and it will be a very long time to get a verdict.  I guess that we may have the latter by the year 2074; not sooner.  There will be updates on the story as we go along.

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