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Statement by the Rodney family with respect to the Oliver Tambo Award
On 21 April 2013, the Rodney Family wrote to President Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, requesting that the South African Government withdraw or rescind The Order of the Companions of O.R. Tambo (Oliver Tambo Award) to Linden Forbes Burnham, a late President of Guyana.
South Africa’s Burnham Faux Pas: Jeffrey R. Thomas Letter to President Zuma
Dear Mr. President: As a Guyanese national who has been involved at the Cabinet level in the adoption of the country’s foreign policy decisions; and, as someone with a long-standing and profound admiration for Nelson Mandela and for the South Africa he bequeathed, I feel an abundant concern at the decision to defer the grant…