Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

Buthelezi's contribution

Regarding the coverage of South Africa:

What Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi really represents for the new democracy is almost ignored, sadly. In the 1980s, Mr. Buthelezi contributed concretely to a constitution and a bill of rights based on federalism.

About these ads

Perhaps Buthelezi is passe, but his point is not. The public deserves to know why he was a hero in the `80s. A successful meeting of the East Indians, the whites, and the Zulus took place. I lived there when it was happening. Buthelezi may not be the man of the hour, but his contribution to a safer South African democracy is still vital. Mary Evelyn Hovestad, San Francisco

Your letters are welcome. For publication they must be signed and include your address and telephone number. Only a selection can be published, and none acknowledged. Letters should be addressed to ``Readers Write,'' and can be sent by Internet E-mail (200 word maximum) to OPED@RACHEL.CSPS.COM, by fax to 617-450-2317, or by mail to One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115

Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.