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Feature Video

Why do you not join the United Democratic Front against oppression?
c. July 1983


Duration: 00:21:17

People: Gassan Solomon, Trevor Manuel, Cheryl Carolus, Mosiuoa Patrick Lekota, Archie Gumede, Miranda Ngculu, Christmas Tinto

Primary Language(s): English

Description: Imam Gassan Solomon speaking at a mosque. He criticizes proposed Tricameral Parliament and uses the Qur’an to justify resistance to apartheid. [00:04] Cheryl Carolus and Miranda Ngculu speak at UDF pre-launch rally. [07:06] Pre-UDF launch press conference with prominent UDF leaders including Mosiuoa Patrick Lekota (Minister of Defense 2007), Trevor Manuel (Minister of Finance in 2007), Christmas Tinto (leading member of UDF in the 1980s and former ANC Senator), and Archie Gumede (MP in post-1994 SA), among others. [10:32] A very short segment of the UDF launch in Mitchell’s Plain. [18:58]

Short Clips

Pre-UDF launch press conference with prominent UDF leaders 00:08:24
Description: Pre-UDF launch press conference with prominent UDF leaders including Mosiuoa Patrick Lekota (Minister of Defense 2007), Trevor Manuel (Minister of Finance 2007), Christmas Tinto (leading member of UDF in the 1980s and former ANC Senator), Archie Gumede (MP in post-1994 SA), and Joseph Marks, UDF vice-president in Cape Town. Lekota describes the purpose and structure of the UDF. Another panelist notes UDF related local initiatives including comments on forced removals in the Cape Town area.
Imam Gassan Solomon speaks at mosque 00:07:00
Description: Imam Gassan Solomon speaking at a mosque. He criticizes proposed Tricameral Parliament and uses the Qur'an to justify resistance to apartheid.
Cheryl Carolus and Miranda Ngculu speak at UDF pre-launch rally 00:02:55
Description: Cheryl Carolus announces the upcoming UDF launch and purpose of the UDF while Miranda Ngculu translates Carolus's comments into Zulu at a UDF pre-launch rally.