Ebrahim Harvey | Why South Africa urgently needs a new United Democratic Front going into 2022

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United Democratic Front leaders addressing the media in 1990 in Cape Town. Pictured are, among others, Archie Gumede, Murphy Morobe, Terror Lekota, Moses Mayekiso and Popo Molefe. Picture: Gallo images
United Democratic Front leaders addressing the media in 1990 in Cape Town. Pictured are, among others, Archie Gumede, Murphy Morobe, Terror Lekota, Moses Mayekiso and Popo Molefe. Picture: Gallo images

We urgently need a new movement to rebuild the kind of very effective United Democratic Front we had in the 1980s in the struggle against apartheid, writes Ebrahim Harvey

On the eve of the new year and against the backdrop of the most serious and dramatic events of 2021, as well as the accompanying unprecedented socioeconomic and political crises, which were considerably worsened by the utter devastation wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic, there is probably nobody in this country who is not very concerned about what the new year will bring and what our future will be like.  

Indeed, South Africa is a country blessed with the most exquisite physical beauty and held equally dear by white and black people, though with a tortuous and blighted history, which we not only struggle to overcome, but which in certain respects are worse than what it was under apartheid.

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