In June 1988 I flew to Cape Town to interview the South African Minister of Defense, Magnus Malan. The world’s media was fixated on the conflict in Angola as the Cuban forces were thought to number over 54, 000 in the war-torn country. Meanwhile a controversial Nelson Mandela tribute concert, televised live to millions of people in over 60 countries, gave the anti-apartheid movement its biggest worldwide audience. Whitney Houston, George Michael, the Bee Gees and Dire Straits performed at the Wembley Stadium concert.
The lens of the world’s media this week zoomed into close-up on Africa’s Vietnam – Angola.
In the spotlight is General Magnus Malan, Minister of Defence since 1980.
This week JANI ALLAN flew where Eagles Dare, caught the ‘Superhawk’ on the wing and interviewed General Malan FACE TO FACE in Cape Town.
MOST people love to talk about themselves. Not the Strong Arm of the SADF.
Perhaps he prefers war-war…