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Sampie Terreblanche: The ANC Sold its Sovereign Freedom when it Compromised with the Corporate Sector

A History of Inequality in South Africa 1652-2002Lost in TransformationIn a recent article for Sowetan about the Freedom Charter, Lucky Malema quoted Sampie Terreblanche’s most famous work A History of Inequality in South Africa 1652-2002.

In the article, Malema argues that the ANC that is in power in South Africa today is not the same organisation that was founded in 1912. He says the cardinal values of the organisation have been steadily eroded over for more than 50 years, starting in 1955 when “ANC leadership was captured by a section of the white ruling class – the Communist Party”.

Malema refers to Terreblanche’s writing on the compromises made by the ANC, and the importance of regaining sovreign freedom.

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In his book, A History of Inequality, academic Sampie Terreblanche observes: “The ANC’s core leaders effectively sold its sovereign freedom to implement an independent and appropriate socio-economic policy for a mess of potage when it entered into several compromises with the corporate sector and its global partners.

“These unfortunate transactions must be retracted or renegotiated.”

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