Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, the leader of South Africa's four million Zulus, believes that black nationalists cannot at present achieve majority-rule in South African through violent means.
GV Streets of Ulundi, capital of Kwazulu. (2 SHOTS)
GV Ulundi Assembly Hall.
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CU Chief Minister of Kwazulu, Gatsha Buthelezi, speaking in English.
BUTHELEZI: "Everyone who is opposed tells out liberation movements abroad that now people expect them to do thing now, now that the problem in Zimbabwe bas been resolved, and there's Namibia almost on the brink of being resolved, then many people have great expectations for them. And I think that, purely from their own point of acceptability abroad, and also from the justification of their own existence, I think that they're under tremendous pressure to do something to show that they're opting for violence as a means -- that they can bring about some kind of change in this country through violent means. But, as I say, you know logistically the forces that are arrayed against them are so much that I cannot see them, at this point in time -- I don't know about later -- I cannot see them pull off the liberation struggle here through violence in this country, because this country is so well-armed, and this country has terrain which doesn't lend itself to guerrilla warfare. So they'll continue to have other Sasolburgs, the same thing they had in Silverton, where they indulge in urban guerrilla warfare."
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Background: Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, the leader of South Africa's four million Zulus, believes that black nationalists cannot at present achieve majority-rule in South African through violent means. Chief Buthelezi, who is an outspoken critic of the government, made his comments after fuel tanks were destroyed in a raid on oil refineries on Tuesday (3 June). Guerrillas belonging to the nationalist movement the African National Congress (ANC), claimed responsibility. However, the Zulu chief believes that, for logistical reasons, the 'liberation struggle' will not succeed through violence.
SYNOPSIS: Chief Buthelezi administers the Kwazulu Homeland in the capital -- Ulundi. He has always strongly opposed separate homelands, saying it is treachery for blacks to accept full independence from the white-ruled republic.
The Zulu leader has always advocated non-violent means in trying to achieve majority rule, saying Apartheid could be abolished within the existing system.
He spoke about the violent development in the black nationalists' struggle against the Pretoria government at a meeting in the Ulundi Assembly Hall.