Nelson Mandela is celebrated worldwide as an icon of freedom and peace, but some question the compromises he made on the economy.
Redi Tlhabi spoke to Prof Patrick Bond about suggestions that Mandela left white monopoly capital untouched.
Listen to the conversation below:
I prefer to ask the question 'was he (Nelson Mandela) pushed or did he jump?'— Prof Patrick Bond, political economist at Wits
...When I worked in Mandela's office, you could feel the power of Thabo Mbeki managing the government.— Prof Patrick Bond, political economist at Wits
Even (Nelson) Mandela admitted in the late 90s... He said 'we didn't realise there was so much debt.'— Prof Patrick Bond, political economist at Wits