Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Mangosuthu appears in the news

Now if his colleague N'Kundi shows up, it will be perfect! Direct quotes after the link...


Some black Durbanites, meanwhile, were indignant over a proposal to rename the Mangosuthu Highway, a major artery that now honors Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a veteran Zulu politician. They were equally angered by a second proposal to rename Princess Magogo Stadium, an arena that currently honors Mr. Buthelezi's mother, a Zulu cultural icon.

Coincidentally or otherwise, Mr. Buthelezi heads the Inkatha Freedom Party, the principal rival to the African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal Province, which includes Durban.

"Why are they undoing a street that has been named after Mangosuthu Buthelezi?" asked the Rev. Muso Zondi, a spokesman for the Inkatha Freedom Party. "Are they suggesting that his is an offensive apartheid name?"