Formal Negotiation Process Of The Anc And Pac Essay

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Since the unbanning of the ANC and PAC in 1990, formal negotiations had been opened up by President F.W.De Klerk. President De Klerk’s motives for this were due to a list of dynamics including: sanctions, disinvestment and foreign pressure. After the release of political prisoners (including Nelson Mandela), talks between the government and ANC had begun and CODESA 1 was put together as the final and formal part of negotiations and as a forum to negotiate the transformation to national constitution and democratic elections. Since the beginning of the formal negotiation process on December 1991, provinces around South Africa (especially Kwa-Zulu and Natal) had been subjected to increasing violence because of the feud between two rival political parties – The ANC and IFP. A rumor of a Third Force that is either provoking the violence or ignoring the violent clashes between the two parties has surfaced and its links to the government and former president F.W.De klerk were inevitable. Third force was a term used by the ANC in the late 1980’s to describe secret forces that fueled on the war between the ANC and IFP. The research conducted examines the links between the NP and F.W.De klerk to the violence of these parties. Leader of the ANC Nelson Mandela had accused De Klerk of being involved authorizing the supply of weapons to the IFP to fight the ANC (in an attempt to eradicate the party) and instructing the police force to remain inactive in conducting…

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