ActionSA’s Herman Mashaba Praises Apartheid-Era Bophuthatswana, Compares It to ANC

ActionSA’s Herman Mashaba Praises Apartheid-Era Bophuthatswana, Compares It to ANC

  • ActionSA president Herman Mashaba praised the leader of the Bantustan Bophuthatswana leader, Lucas Mangope, for his leadership skills
  • Mashaba revealed that it was Mangope who orchestrated the building of Bophuthatswana University, now known as the North West University
  • Mashaba recalled that Mangope collected donations from the residents who paid for it to be built

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered policy changes and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years.

Herman Mashaba praised the former Chief Minister of Bophuthatswana, Lucas Mangope, for his leadership skills
SA clapped for Herman Mashaba when he praised the apartheid-era leader, Lucas Mangope. Images: Luba Lesolle/Gallo Images via Getty Images and Luis Alvarez
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ActionSA's president, Herman Mashaba, heaped praises on the leader of the apartheid-era bantustan of Bophuthatswana, Lucas Mangope, for playing a big part in the building of the Bophuthatswana University, which became the North West University. South Africans agreed with his comparison to the African National Congress's leadership.

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ActionSA's Herman Mashaba praises Bantustan leader

According to eNCA, Mashaba defended himself against allegations that his statements were evidence of apartheid nostalgia. Mashaba slammed the ANC and, in so doing, praised Lucas Mangope for appealing to the residents of Bphuthatswana to help build the university. He tore into the ANC and said that when compared to the ANC, Mangope's leadership outshone that of the ANC.

"The current leadership is leadership. Are we expected to celebrate 28 million South Africans depending on the state, 80% of public school dysfunctions, 80 people being murdered in this country every day, and 11 women being r*ped? Is that the kind of South Africa we want? No. What we need to do is reflect."

Mashaba clarified that he, in no manner, was condoning apartheid and decried it as an evil system, but is still ashamed at what the current government is doing.

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SA agrees with Mashaba

South Africans on Facebook stood in support of Mashaba's statements.

Jasmine Graaf wrote:

"The first sensible words he has ever spoken."

Bradley Found said:

"And that cannot be denied."

Koketso Molai:

"Lucas Mangope was and still is the greatest leader on the African continent. His service delivery was outstanding."

Otumeleng Ramagaga exclaimed:

"Indeed, he was the best."

Charmaine McGinley remarked:

"Oh, yes."

Herman Mashaba calls the ANC-led government a failure

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Herman Mashaba slammed the ANC-led government and called it a failure.

Mashaba spoke after the Mid-Term Budget Policy Speech by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwane, which painted a bleak picture.

Mashaba said the government failed to employ people and improve the country's economic condition.

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Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za

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