P.W. Botha on Mandela

During a late-in-life interview, Botha expresses his views regarding Mandela and his rule of South Africa. 

The former President of South Africa describes some of his meetings with the future President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. Move the video forward, to 1:50, to watch the relevant segments.

Ever outspoken, he also criticizes Mandela's refusal to abdicate armed resistance.  "I never liked his policies," he says, "and he knows it." 

One suspects that feeling was mutual.

Media Credits

Video clip of Cliff Saunders' interview with former South African President, P. W. Botha.  Online, courtesy Afrikaner Broadcasting. 

At the end of the clip, reference is made to the Herstigte Nasionale Party (HNP) and its motto - "Die Land is Ons Land" (This Land is Our Land).  The HNP was formed in October, of 1969, by former members of the National Party (NP) who disagreed with NP policies.  The HNP, for example, had a very restrictive view about the rights of South Africa's non-whites.


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