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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 10:45 AM

Steve Biko remembered 41 years after his death

13 Sep, 2018

JOHANNESBURG. – On this day, September 12, 1977, 41 years ago, Steve Bantu Biko died.


Shackled and naked, he died on a concrete floor at Pretoria Central Prison, having been tortured endlessly by the apartheid police.

The day before, after suffering a series of assaults that had caused – among others – severe head trauma, Biko was thrown into the back of a police van and driven almost 1 200km from Port Elizabeth to Pretoria.Jimmy Kruger, then minister of justice and the police, reacted to the news of Biko’s death: “It leaves me cold.”

Biko, born December 18, 1946, was three months shy of his 31st birthday.

Through the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM), Biko was a highly influential anti-apartheid activist from the mid-1960s until his death. A collection of his writings, “I Write What I Like”, was published a year after his death.

The “father of the black consciousness movement” was yesterday remembered by role players from across the political spectrum.

https://www.herald.co.zw/steve-biko-remembered-41-years-after-his-death/

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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 10:54 AM

1. Horrors...

Peter Gabriel song...

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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 10:58 AM

2. Thank you.

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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 11:25 AM

3. Biko. That long ago, that recent.

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