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Sharpeville Six

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On 3 September 1984, six people were charged with the killing of a town councillor in Sharpeville, Tvl. All six were convicted and sentenced to death. Their sentences were commuted after an international outcry.

... had cast off the colonialist yoke and became independent states. // The PAC organised a massive protest against the pass laws on 21 March 1960. In Sharpeville police killed 69 demonstrators. // This event rocked the country and focused international attention on South Africa. // It also marked ...
... women took place to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. In the sixties it was again an anti-pass law campaign that led to the shooting of 69 people at Sharpeville and three at Langa in Cape Town. // By the eighties the arrests were not stopping, but the law was cracking under the strain. It was ...
... women took place to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. In the sixties it was again an anti-pass law campaign that led to the shooting of 69 people at Sharpeville and three at Langa in Cape Town. // By the eighties the arrests were not stopping, but the law was cracking under the strain. It was ...
other big industries. Also home to millions of people who work at these industries and their families. They live in grim townships such as Sebokeng, Sharpeville, Bophelong and Boipatong. For some, mostly men from KwaZulu-Natal, this is only a temporary home. They live in hostels and their families ...
other big industries. Also home to millions of people who work at these industries and their families. They live in grim townships such as Sebokeng, Sharpeville, Bophelong and Boipatong. For some, mostly men from KwaZulu-Natal, this is only a temporary home. They live in hostels and their families ...
During the eighties the common purpose principle was widely used in our courts. Sharpeville, Upington and Delmas saw some of the high profile cases in which people were found guilty of murders they had not actually committed. But what exactly is common purpose? // // Common purpose is a principle ...
... seized liberation movements. On the continent African Uhuru boldly took shape and back home the South African state bared its teeth. The 1960s Sharpeville massacre started a period of open state terror. The 90 day detention law was passed on May 1, 1963. A series of arrests began soon after. ...
... introduce you to cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro and some of his work on the Truth Commission. But let’s start with Upington. First there were the Sharpeville six, then the Delmas Treason Trialists and then the Upington 26. All controversial cases in which entire groups of people were sentenced ...
... first we take you to the vast townships of the Vaal Triangle, the industrial wasteland between Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging and Sasolburg. The names Sharpeville and Boipatong are an indelible part of our sad ...
... when police shot and killed at least 19 people, though the community claims the number dead could be as high as 43. It was the 25th anniversary of Sharpeville, but to the people of Uitenhage that day marks the beginning of a year’s long binge of violence, the memory of which is still ...
... particularly controversial at that time, because the mandatory death sentence for murder was still in place. Death sentences for the members of the Sharpeville Six and the Upington 26 sparked an international outcry. // To apply the principle of common purpose in a case of murder, particularly ...
... Truth Commission started its hearings in the Eastern Cape exactly one year ago us ordinary South Africans knew about the cruel suppression of the Sharpeville and Soweto ’76 uprisings, about the murder of Steve Biko, the Cradock Four, and Griffiths Mxenge. We knew about most of the big and ...
Khumalo and his co-accused known as the Sharpeville Six were sentenced to death for murder, subversion and public violence in 1985. He’s still battling to come to terms with what he calls the unique horror of having to contemplate one’s final moments on the gallows.
... first we take you to the vast townships of the Vaal Triangle, the industrial wasteland between Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging and Sasolburg. The names Sharpeville and Boipatong are an indelible part of our sad ...
By the 1960s the repression that resulted after then after the banning of the ANC and the shooting of people at Sharpeville, you know, covered the whole country. And, at this time they began whole scale arrests of opponents of apartheid, and repression was really all round.
 
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