With no discernable change in government policies, some members of the African National Congress (ANC) began to move away from peaceful protest. The ANC leadership had always stressed the importance of not using violence. Secondly, this group objected to clauses in the Freedom Charter, charging that they reflected the views of “white elements” in the Congress Alliance. It is commonly held that this was reference to the Ongress of Democrats (COD).
A change to armed struggle and the state’s intensified repression 1960s
The African National Congress (ANC) is South Africa's governing party and has been in power since the... more