SATURDAY PROFILE | Former intelligence head Barry Gilder: 'There is a need for young voices in SA'

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Ambassador Barry Gilder.
Ambassador Barry Gilder.
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Former uMkhonto we Sizwe soldier, the man who helped to lead South Africa's intelligence services, and now SA Ambassador to Syria and LebanonBarry Gilder, believes there is still a need for young voices in South Africa. Gilder speaks to News24 about his history in the anti-apartheid movement, the mistake the ANC made after taking over power, and his views on the current factionalism within the ruling party.

In the early 1970s, when the liberation movement ANC was already officially banned in South Africa in 1960, and the movement's leader, Nelson Mandela, and seven others were sent to prison on Robben Island in 1964, a young Durban-born activist risked speaking out against the apartheid regime.  

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