African Leaders – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

We have our own history, our own language, our own culture. But our destiny is tied up with the Also destinies of other people – history has made ​​us all South Africans.

Others may make you promises, once again, and then election after election not deliver. We will not do this.


And the basis on which we agreed to operate with them involved a manifesto, where it states that we proceed from different ideologies and policies. One thing that we insisted on was that they should take an oath to reject racism and discrimination.

All of our forebears contributed to what South Africa has become. That does not, however, mean that I must apologize to anyone for being born a Zulu, or for having that culture.

AIDS is the biggest challenge, the major disaster facing this country and we would have wished for something more specific and far-reaching.

I have always believed in dialogue and in nonviolence, and if you look at my background you will see that it has always been my policy to talk to everyone.

I have been in America only once since Mr. Clinton became your president – as a speaker at the United Nations.

The politics of the Cape Town Metro, which allows an executive Mayoral committee to make secret decisions which affect you, behind closed doors, is wrong!