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NGUDLE, Looksmart Khulile


An ANC member who allegedly hanged himself while in detention in Pretoria, on 5 September 1963. He was the first detainee to die under the 1963 Detention Law. Mr Ngudle was allegedly responsible for recruiting MK members for military training outside South Africa, was directly linked with the MK High Command in Johannesburg and was cited as a fellow conspirator in the Rivonia Trial.

day detention law was passed on May 1, 1963. A series of arrests began soon after. Head of Umkhonto we Sizwe in the Cape Peninsula Looksmart Khulile Ngudle was the second death in detention under this law. Police claimed that he had committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell, and then denied ...
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