Mama Action was a diplomat. What else separates apartheid from ...

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Mama Action was a diplomat. What else separates apartheid from lockdown?

Nomvula Mokonyane addresses the comparisons made between the separatist regime and the current restrictions

S’thembile Cele

There is a video often shared on social media of a young woman wearing a maroon jersey, carefully explaining to an apartheid police officer the dynamics of the township where the engagement takes place.

She calmly explains that the area and its hostel dwellers are not prone to tribal conflict as the policeman, slightly taller than her with a thick moustache that seems to weigh down his upper lip, listens.

“Hawu kanti waye nediplomacy uNomvula (Nomvula used to be so diplomatic),”  a friend says upon viewing the clip...

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