Malanite, noun

Origin:
EnglishShow more The surname of D.F. Malan (1874–1959), prime minister of South Africa (1948–54) and National Party leader, + English suffix -ite denoting a follower or adherent.
historical
A supporter of D.F. Malan and his policies. Also attributive.
1933 Rand Daily Mail 15 Feb. 9The feeling between the Prime Minister and the Malanites is strained.
1934 Times (U.K.) 20 Jan. 9A manifesto expressing unshakable confidence in General Hertzog and deprecating Malanite agitation.
1968 W.K. Hancock Smuts II. 253In October 1933 at Bloemfontein the Malanites repudiated Hertzog.
1971 D. Worrall S. Afr.: Govt & Politics 201After the election the opposition of the Malanites stiffened as the trend towards fusion quickened.
1977 T.R.H. Davenport S. Afr.: Mod. Hist. 253The Malanites had not agreed with all aspects of Hertzog’s policy in 1936–7, standing out in particular against the continued presence of Coloured people on the Cape electoral roll.
A supporter of D.F. Malan and his policies. Also attributive.

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