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Desmond Tutu: Why I won’t vote for the ANC

A freedom fighting unit does not make a good political party

By Desmond Tutu   May 2013

The news bulletins we are getting about Nelson Mandela indicate that there has been a resurgence of lung trouble. I haven’t been to see him—I didn’t think they would want to be bothered too greatly—but I sent a text message to his wife, Graça.

My concern is that we are not preparing ourselves, as a nation, for the time when the inevitable happens. He’s 94, he’s had a rough time, and God has been…

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