Inkatha


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Inkatha

(ɪnˈkɑːtə)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a South African Zulu organization founded by Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi in 1975 as a paramilitary group seeking nonracial democracy; won four seats in South Africa's first nonracial elections in 1994
[C20: Zulu name for the grass coil used by Zulu women carrying loads on their heads, the many strands of which provide its strength and cohesion]
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Being a fellow Xhosa, Mandela thought that Mbeki was likely to continue his legacy and ensure the ANC survived a Zulu onslaught from the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP).
As apartheid crumbled, Zuma returned to South Africa and played a key role in countering the powerful Inkatha Freedom party in the south-east of the country where he had grown up.
In the early '90s, he uncovered the payment of bribes by the segregationist National Party government to members of the Inkatha Freedom Party for sabotaging the talks with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress to bring an end to apartheid.
Why in the Kabuki-style theatre that is South African politics, do the ANC, EFF, and Inkatha, that purport to speak on behalf of the disenfranchised, pretend they do not have this power?
The delegation will consist of one Member of Parliament from the African National Congress, the Democratic Alliance and the Inkatha Freedom Party.
Finally, I show how some of these youths were mobilized by Inkatha during the war against the African National Congress in Johannesburg--often to the revulsion of older men who abhorred their socially harmful, thuggish violence, which spiralled uncontrollably along migrant routes.
There is, for example, only a brief treatment of the relations among the Natal African Christian leaders and the Zulu royal family that led to the emergence of Inkatha.
founded the Inkatha Freedom Party, a South African political party?
Along with KwaZulu's chief minister, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, and the Inkatha Freedom Party, he repeatedly threatened to sabotage the landmark 1994 election.
The police handling of the Meyiwa case drew sharp criticism on Tuesday, including from the opposition Inkatha Freedom Party.
Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, who leads South Africa's Inkatha Freedom Party, wants the headdress that belonged to his grandfather King Cetshwayo sent back to his homeland.