November 27, 1989 |
About 50,000 people gathered in South Africa's black homeland of Transkei to hear speeches by Walter Sisulu and other veteran leaders of the African National Congress. The leaders praised reforms adopted by Gen. Bantu Holomisa, leader of the nominally independent homeland, one of four set up by the white government of South Africa. Holomisa recently lifted the state of emergency, freed political prisoners and ended bans on 15 anti-apartheid groups.
January 25, 1999 |
Police fired tear gas Sunday to prevent street clashes, and officials from the nation's ruling party came under gunfire after the killing of an opposition leader and the massacre of 11 people. Sifiso Nkabinde, 38, a controversial leader of the small United Democratic Movement party, was fatally shot Saturday as he sat in his car in Richmond, a town 300 miles southeast of Johannesburg.
December 31, 1987 |
The military in the nominally independent South African black homeland of Transkei staged a bloodless coup Wednesday, ousting Prime Minister Stella Sigcau after less than three months in office. Maj. Gen. Bantu Holomisa, the 32-year-old army commander, announced on Radio Transkei that he has taken power as head of a military council. He accused Sigcau of corruption and said she is now "on leave."
May 12, 1994 |
Nelson Mandela included his chief black rival in the Cabinet of South Africa's first post-apartheid government on Wednesday and gave his estranged wife a deputy minister post. Zulu nationalist leader Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi became home affairs minister, and Winnie Mandela was named deputy minister of arts, culture, science and technology. The 27-member Cabinet, which includes 18 representatives from Mandela's African National Congress, six from former president Frederik W.
August 21, 1990 |
South Africa's white government and two black homeland leaders jointly pleaded for peace today after feuding black factions killed nearly 400 people and wounded over 1,500 in weeklong battles. Conservative Zulu chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi met President Frederik W. de Klerk and later urged his followers to lay down their arms and end the ferocious conflict between his supporters and rivals from Nelson Mandela's African National Congress.
August 22, 1990 |
South Africa's white government and two black homeland leaders jointly pleaded for peace Tuesday after feuding black factions killed nearly 400 people and wounded more than 1,500 in weeklong battles. Conservative Zulu chief Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi met President Frederick W. de Klerk and later urged his followers to lay down their arms in a ferocious conflict between his supporters and rivals from Nelson Mandela's African National Congress.