Black South African Speaks
Chief M.G. Buthelezi, leader of one of the largest of the South African "homelands," last night told a Kirkland House audience of about 100, that "apartheid is one of the most violent and wicked systems ever developed to keep others in oppression."
Buthelezi, speaking at a Nieman Foundation Forum, said that although he has accepted a non-violent stance he is not resigned to oppression, because he said he believes only through the development of self-awareness can his people "be made to be able to see their struggle through to the very bitter end," he said.
At the end of his speech, several Africans in the audience asked hostile questions, suggesting that Buthelezi's policy of working within the constraints imposed by the white-dominated government is native, but Buthelezi answered. "A leader can only be judged by the people he leads."