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EDELSTEIN, Melville Leonard


Was killed by protesting students near the Morris Isaacson School, Soweto, Johannesburg, on 16 June 1976. Mr Edelstein, a sociologist for the West Rand Administration Board, was the first white person to be killed in the Soweto uprising.

... beer halls and bottle stores, and people, including employees of the West Rand Administration Board (WRAB), killing two WRAB officials, Dr Melville Edelstein [JB00786/01GTSOW] and Mr Esterhuizen. 129 Mr Murphy Morobe told the Commission that the pupils’ resort to violence was a spontaneous ...
... furniture were set alight and destroyed. 235 A similar attack took place in Soweto in the early stages of student resistance. Dr Melville Leonard Edelstein [JB00786/01GTSOW], who was killed by student protesters during the Soweto uprising, was the Chief Welfare Officer with the West Rand Bantu ...
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