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Special Report Transcript Episode 35, Section 5, Time 18:42

There were other storms brewing one of which affected Doris Hermanus directly. In 1984 the entire Lingelihle village council resigned and were accepted back into the community. They were the first of the black local authorities in the Eastern Cape to resign. Hermanus was one of the councillors, who did so, but before and after this decision she took great pain. House burnt, constant harassment and as a direct result her mother’s death. // In 1984 I was the first mayor, black woman mayor in the Eastern Cape.

Notes: Doris Hermanus interviewed

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TRC Victims Glossary
A Black Local Authority mayoress whose house was burnt down in Cradock, Cape, on 21 July 1985, in political unrest following the killing of the Cradock Four.
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