Former President Jacob Zuma was attending and he was one of the keynote speakers. In his speech, he revealed deep secrets that use to be between him and the late veteran.
Zuma mentioned that the they were big friends and they go way back during exile times. He recalled that Radebe use to remain in the province and fight while he was at Mozambique, in exile. They were fighting for the freedom that is now in this country.
Delivering an eulogy, Zuma said that the whites use to hate them so much when they see unison in between them and try by all means to bring division and dispute. In his secret revealing, he said whites would do the same even if it was Inkatha Freedom Party. They were so against blacks progress and plotting what could divide and turn them against each other.
He pointed out that what is happening today is no surprise to him because clearly, this was planted by the whites so that the ANC would turn against each other and therefore crumble down. When they have crumbled down, them (whites) would get in and rule, taking over ANC’s work, using the divide and conquer strategy.
“uBhungane [his clan name] was a comrade who became a very close friend of mine. He became my best friend. We talked about everything, including serious and scary things. We even spoke about lighthearted and funny matters,”said Zuma.
“Sometimes siblings would become enemies once they are from different political parties. But Bhungane realised that, that was wrong. Bhungane was brave. He knew that it was wrong for Black people to kill one another,” the former president says.
Zuma says he will be remembered for helping foster peace between rival ANC and IFP supporters in the once troubled Mpumalanga township, outside Pietermaritzburg, during the 1980s and 90s.
Zuma’s statement could refer to what he mentioned that the courts are now politicised and I State Capture commission is biased. The former President is adamant that he will not appear at the commission because clearly there are people using the Commission’s chair, Zondo, to push their own agenda.
Radebe was described as a person who always maintained peace. Zuma says he will be remembered for helping foster peace between rival ANC and IFP supporters in the once troubled Mpumalanga township, outside Pietermaritzburg, during the 1980s and 90s.