I don’t buy the “good people in the ANC” argument. I believe they are there and they are many. I am not sure that makes a compelling argument to vote for the ANC. If we have learnt anything about how organisations and social change work, it is the complexity of changing patterns that have already set it.
The “Grand Narrative” phrase is an interesting concept
There is dispute over what type of ammunition was used and role of VIP and ordinary police. What is clear, however, is that the ANC canvassers/leaders were not welcomed in Bekkersdal, in fact met very hostile reception.