One of South Africa's strongest critics of apartheid, Paramount Chief Gatsha Buthelezi has flatly rejected the concept of separate homelands.
One of South Africa's strongest critics of apartheid, Paramount Chief Gatsha Buthelezi has flatly rejected the concept of separate homelands. Chief Buthelezi made the point in talks with the newly appointed Minister of Bantu Affairs and Development, Dr. Connie Mulder. He also was opposed to independence from South Africa. Chief Buthelezi is the leader of Kwa Zulu, a Government-inspired homeland for the Zulu people, situated in the province of Natal.
SYNOPSIS: The Cape Town meeting took place in Dr. Mulder's Parliamentary office, and was also attended by his deputy.
The meeting came only hours after the new Minister had stated in the South African Parliament that once all the Homelands had become independent, black people would not be allowed to retain South African citizenship. Chief Buthelezi, more than any other Black leader in South Africa, has made it clear that he cannot accept the concept of independence from South Africa.
Still in Cape Town, a group of West German Parliamentarians visited University of the Western Cape, where they had discussions with the Rector.
During their tour of Southern Africa, the West German delegation also paid a visit to Namibia.