ALEXANDRA TOWNSHIP

25 Dec

“THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING "INTERVIEWS"

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A moving tale of the lives of ordinary South Africans today. It also tells the stories of the transition to democracy in the New South Africa, as seen through the eyes of some of the diverse people, who make up this fascinating and vibrant country.

Here is a short extract (abbreviated and edited) from CHAPTER FOURTEEN: ALEXANDRA TOWNSHIP

Paul Mashatile, communist, hunger-striker and leader of the township youth.

A smiling, ambling man, with a pen clipped neatly in his shirt pocket greeted me, apologised for being 2 minutes late and suggested we take my car to go to his office. This turned out to be a dingy pair of rooms off a corridor lined with bundles of blankets; the building doubled as a shelter for refugees from the recent fighting. Paul Mashatile showed me into his room. A couple of ANC posters hung on the walls, empty bottles…

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