A tense exchange highlights unsettled part of Tutu’s legacy – Associated Press December 31, 2021

I saw this recently on Associated Press – A tense exchange highlights unsettled part of Tutu’s legacy: https://apnews.com/article/africa-race-and-ethnicity-racial-injustice-south-africa-desmond-tutu-c9d9ce780558bddec3aa499856d41631. Longer article.

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA December 31, 2021

Desmond Tutu was begging for an apology. Not from a leader of South Africa’s former racist white government, but from a fellow titan of the anti-apartheid struggle.

“I beg you, I beg you, I beg you, please,” Tutu implored Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at a 1997 hearing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that he chaired during its mission to expose the abuses of apartheid. The subject before the panel was Madikizela-Mandela’s links to a gang known as the Mandela United Football Club, whose vigilantism and involvement in murder, kidnapping and assaults appalled the local community and other senior leaders of the resistance to white rule.

“You are a great person, and you don’t know how your greatness would be enhanced if you were to say: ‘Sorry, things went wrong. Forgive me.’″

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3 Responses to A tense exchange highlights unsettled part of Tutu’s legacy – Associated Press December 31, 2021

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    I think Tutu’s theology is quite problematic

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