Have You Heard From Johannesburg: Oliver Tambo

2018-04-26 09:09
 
Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo on the poster of t

WHAT IT'S ABOUT:

Political comrades and law partners, Mandela and Tambo shared a political destiny. Nelson Mandela is a household name. Oliver  Tambo is virtually unknown. Banned in South Africa, Tambo led the liberation struggle in exile from 1960-1990 while Nelson  Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island. During those 30 years he not only kept the African National Congress (ANC) unified, led his movement both inside and outside South Africa in a successful battle against apartheid, his calls to the international community  to isolate and sanction the South African regime created the most globalised human rights struggle of the 20th century. In the end, his actions released Nelson Mandela and laid the foundation for a new South Africa. Suffering a stroke on the eve of success, OR  would not live to see his livelong friend become the first black president of a democratic South Africa.

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