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Articles written by Andile Mngxitama

Ideology Is Key

Please man, if you have no ideology you are going to chase events emanating from the central antagonism. And since you don’t know what the main contradiction is you will be forming a political party for each of the secondary contradictions created by the main contradiction.

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JM Coetzee is 80, Lewis Nkosi is Dead

It’s unfair. Lewis Nkosi is no more. However, John Maxwell Coetzee has recently celebrated his 80th birthday. Philistines who populate such gory spaces as “Im4theArts” have no clue. JM has already outlived Lewis by six years. Lewis is Black, JM is white, in a country stolen from the ancestors of Lewis by the ancestors of JM. Lewis is my guy.

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The Sjava Precedent

Flowing from the principle of “I believe her”, anyone charged with rape shall from now on, following how Sjava (aka Jabulani Makhubo) was treated, be regarded as guilty until proven innocent. In other words, the onus of proof regarding the offence of rape now effectively rests on the accused person to prove his innocence – the accused is guilty until proven innocent.

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