Friday, 3 June 2016

A Tale of two Zolas

Three years ago, Zola Gidi became a UK citizen. It had been the culmination of a long, hard struggle with the authorities after she had escaped from apartheid South Africa in 1991, following her ANC member partner. When I saw a reminder in yesterday's Evening Post of her achievement, I immediately thought of another Zola, one apparently quite happy with apartheid, whom the Thatcher government could not get over here fast enough once the Daily Mail had taken up her cause in 1984.

Zola Gidi's story is now out as a paperback.

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