Originally posted by @wajoma
On another thread duchess claimed innocent people enjoyed suffering under sanctions against SA as long as it was a cause she believed in. About as hateful as it gets.
An apartheid government is "hateful". You might find it hard to believe, but most blacks in SA supported international sanctions:
A clear message resounds in recent surveys in South Africa in which more than 70 percent of blacks supported sanctions against the Government. Blacks are saying: ''We are suffering already. To end it, we will support sanctions, even if we have to take on additional suffering.''
Our people have shown they mean business by their use of consumer boycotts. Last year, organizations representing more than 12 million South Africans called for sanctions and economic pressure. These are not insignificant actions or irresponsible bodies or individuals.
As Desmond Tutu says in the 1986 article: "Please do us a favor: get out and come back when we have a democratic and just South Africa."