ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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SOUTH AFRICA-Colour of the ANC

Colour of the ANC N D Jayaprakash While some dub the ANC as a 'black group' out to establish 'black majority rule' by a 'black-led government', others allege that it is dominated by 'whites and Indians'. The two contradictory viewpoints serve the same objective; to sow suspicion in the minds of both the white and the black populations about the credentials of the ANC IT is absolutely shocking to find misleading reports on the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa by certain western news agencies being reproduced verbatim in several newspapers in India. Specific reference is made here to four such news items: (1) The Associated Press (AP) report from Johannesburg in The Times of India (Delhi) on March 6; (2) the article from the Sunday Times (London) tided 'Non-Black Domination of ANC Assailed' by one Richard Ellis in The Times of India (Delhi) on September 7 and 12; (3) the AP report from Cape Town in the Pioneer (Delhi) on September 24; and the AFP report from Johannesburg in The Tunes of India on November 9.

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