The Presidential Years

We must strongly resist any concession to them where they will stand outside the democratic process by investing them with authoritative powers. ...We must find an amicable solution based on democratic principles, and which allows traditional leaders to play a meaningful role in all levels of government. 334

I think Madiba understood the rootedness of that institution amongst the people, given his own background, that if you choose to make it your enemy you are creating an enemy that you don’t need.335

Sydney Mufamadi