n Journal for Contemporary History - Die 'slag van Mmabatho' : die einde van regse weerstand teen die nuwe Suid-Afrika? deel III : die mite van regse militêre mag

Volume 32, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



Between 1990 and 1994 there seemed to be some unity between right wingers such as the Afrikaner-Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) and the Afrikaner-Volksfront (AVF). They boasted about their military abilities, but did not have much success to show. The only military operation was launched in Bophuthatswana in March 1994 with the intention of aiding the homeland ruler, Lucas Mangope, against the ANC. The AVF and the AWB separately invaded the country. There was a total lack of planning and efficiency and in the end they had to retreat head over heels leaving behind a number of dead comrades. Not much was left of the little unity that had existed. Right-wing resistance failed because it was driven by people who would not accept reality and whose characters had been formed by the existing feeling of racial superiority by whites during the apartheid era.

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