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Special Report Transcript Episode 4, Section 4, Time 16:57

Every community occasionally produces a special young leader. And too often in the past they died too young. In Newcastle in the early 1980s Hlogonathi Sibankulu, known to all as Prof was such a leader. Mandla Cele was his friend and colleague. // I have to say that we worked with him from 1982 and in 1983 we formed a new organisation. It was called Newcastle Youth Organisation. Since its beginning NYO, IFP never wanted anything to do with it. The security branch at that time suspected that it was a wing of the African National Congress. // Because of this, Prof was detained and then charged with treason in the country’s last treason trial. He was acquitted. Prof Sibankulu disappeared on November 11, 1992. That evening he was shot at and chased by what was believed to be policemen. His burnt out car with his hacked up half burnt up body was found the next day.

Notes: Photos of Sibikulu; TRC testimony: Mandla Cele (Friend)

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DURBAN Emily Sikadi Magashule, Maria Molokwane, Adelaide Ngcobo, Dimakatso Nakedi, Sibankhulu Family, Mandla Cele, Joyce Nomvuya Msisazwe
 
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