Spear of the Nation, noun phrase

Origin:
XhosaShow more Translation of Xhosa Umkhonto spear + we of + Sizwe nation, the official name of the ANC’s military wing.
Umkhonto we Sizwe.
1963 H. Tucker in Hansard 7 June 7528Then there is..the A.N.C., and its militant wing, the Spear of the Nation.
1964 H.H.W. De Villiers Rivonia 80Umkhonto we Sizwe (The Spear of the Nation), was formed under the auspices of the National Liberation Movement.
1986 M. Picardie in S. Gray Market Plays 81If ever there is any suggestion of the Spear of the Nation..contacting you..I’m personally going to get you inside.
1990 J. Contreras in Newsweek 1 Oct. 33The Congress’s fighting arm — Spear of the Nation — has never been a serious military threat.
Umkhonto we Sizwe.

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