Was Luthuli elim­i­nated?

The Star Early Edition - - LIFESTYLE VERVE - Farouk Araie

YOUR lead ar­ti­cle ti­tled “Luthuli”s hunt for the truth” (Jan­uary 18) war­rants a re­sponse.

Shortly after 9.30 am on July 21, 1967, Al­bert Luthuli was killed by a pass­ing train on a ter­rain that he knew so well. Since that fate­ful day, con­flict­ing re­ports have abounded.

How­ever,when we sift through the dis­in­for­ma­tion and mis­in­for­ma­tion, and look at ver­i­fi­able facts,we have no rea­son to be­lieve the of­fi­cial in­for­ma­tion re­leased at that time.

It is ob­vi­ous that a hidden hand was be­hind this mon­u­men­tal tragedy.

We know that pol­i­tics is war without blood­shed, but it has in­di­rect blood­shed that leaves no traces.

His­tory re­minds us that that there are no ac­ci­dents in pol­i­tics, ev­ery­thing hap­pens for a pur­pose.

Luthuli was a formidable op­po­nent of racism. He was feared and loathed by the rulers of that time.

The trail has now gone cold. The only peo­ple, if they are still alive, who could shed light on this event are the driver and the guard of that par­tic­u­lar train.

It is a fact that those who keep spin­ning the lies that Luthuli’s hear­ing was de­fec­tive, must be hop­ing that even­tu­ally the truth is lost for­ever.

Is it pos­si­ble that he was elim­i­nated?

It was Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton who once said: “Truth will ul­ti­mately pre­vail where there is pains to bring it to light.” Jo­han­nes­burg


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