Iron(y) Man

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For­mer pres­i­dent Thabo Mbeki told ma­tric­u­lants in Cape Town that a num­ber of busi­ness and sports lead­ers had held se­cret meet­ings with the ANC in ex­ile. He ex­plained that they had not nec­es­sar­ily been in­ter­ested in be­ing “mo­bilised by the ANC” but wanted to learn more about the party, since a par­tic­u­lar im­age had been painted by apartheid gov­ern­ment pro­pa­ganda. What im­age? You may ask. “A re­ally fright­en­ing one. There was this fright­en­ing pic­ture of the ANC, which would na­tion­alise swimming pools and na­tion­alise wives,” said Mbeki, with­out bat­ting an eye.

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