A different narrative on SA's armed struggle

'Umkhonto we Sizwe: The ANC's armed struggle' by Dr Thulas Simpson gives a full account of the evolution of South Africa's armed struggle until the inauguration of former president Nelson Mandela in 1994.

702/Cape Talk's Redi Tlhabi spoke to lecturer of Historical Studies at the University of Pretoria, Dr Thula Simpson, about contributing towards South Africa's apartheid story from a different perspective.

Simpson said that his aim was to marry the narrative of the insurgents and non-combatants caught up in the conflict and weave them into a single story.

Listen to the conversation below:

In a society in which communities are so polarised, people are not often exposed to conflicting narratives or the other side of the story.

Dr Thula Simpson, lecturer at University of Pretoria

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