28 February 2011

Rest in Peace Olof Palme

Olof Palme

Prime Minister of Sweden, Olof Palme, was assasinated today 25 years ago. The murderer was never found and the whole investigation become a bit of a mess. I recently read his biography and he is certainly worth a bit of a look. At least a bit. I am not writing at lenght here, but Palme was great friend of African liberation in general and South African in particular. He for instance organised healthcare for his sick friend O R Tambo for free in Sweden and was actually murdered only days after opening the Swedish People's Parliament Againts Apartheid and a link between the two incidents have been mentioned frequently, and not just in my head, but it seems unlikely after all that this action would have, at least on its own, be the motive. Then again, they never figured it out so who knows.

Here's a PDF I came across talking shortly about his relationship with South Africa.

Here's a few YouTube clips with Palme himself interviewed by David Frost.

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