Buthelezi's contribution

Regarding the coverage of South Africa:

What Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi really represents for the new democracy is almost ignored, sadly. In the 1980s, Mr. Buthelezi contributed concretely to a constitution and a bill of rights based on federalism.

Perhaps Buthelezi is passe, but his point is not. The public deserves to know why he was a hero in the `80s. A successful meeting of the East Indians, the whites, and the Zulus took place. I lived there when it was happening. Buthelezi may not be the man of the hour, but his contribution to a safer South African democracy is still vital. Mary Evelyn Hovestad, San Francisco

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