Compromises that were made in 1994 sought to avoid a bloodbath and obliteration of our country, says former president Kgalema Motlanthe.
Motlanthe delivered the Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria on Thursday night.
He says while people criticise Mandela for the compromises, they should understand he was a product of his own environment.
“This cosmetic approach to history poses a threat to an authentic understanding of our past, an obstruction to a genuine connection with our humanitarian legacy and omission of honest truths,” Motlanthe said.
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