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Pollsmoor march

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On 28 August 1985, thousands of marchers set off from different points in Cape Town to Pollsmoor prison to demand the release of Nelson Mandela. The marches were violently disrupted by police. Nine people were killed that day, and by the end of the week the death toll had risen to 28. The event helped spark the outbreak of street protests and severe unrest across Cape Town until the end of the year.

... today he is still suffering. We never heard who were the guilty people – who had shot my son. Aftermath: The Peninsula erupts 119 After the Pollsmoor march, the townships of the Western Cape remained in upheaval until the end of the year with ongoing street battles, barricades and stone ...
... Botha delivers his ‘Rubicon’ speech in August, in which he retreats from talk of reform. In August, the UDF in Cape Town organises a march to Pollsmoor Prison to demand the release of Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners. It ends in violence when police disperse the marchers. ...
... leasehold for all Africans in the western Cape; the completion of the New Crossroads development; and the upgrading of Old Crossroads. 1985 Pollsmoor march and aftermath 111 Prior to July, urban Cape Town had a relatively low level of public resistance activities, but the Eastern Cape ...
... a telegram to say that this march will be peaceful and, to a large extent, was a symbolic march. There was no idea that we would physically go into Pollsmoor prison and break Mr Mandela out. On that Wednesday 28th we arrived with my colleagues from my denomination together with a big other crowd ...
... London offices are bombed by a South African security police team headed by Craig Williamson. Nelson Mandela is transferred from Robben Island to Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town in March. A worldwide ‘Free Mandela’ campaign begins. COSAS activists, Siphiwe Mthimkulu and Topsy Madaka, are ...
... 1985 saw several deaths and injuries in Paarl. The first death in 1985 was that of Mr Adri ‘Aaron’ Faas [CT03207, CT00434] on the day of the Pollsmoor march. Faas was shot dead by Lieutenant Colonel WH Oosthuizen who used his private firearm. Police officer Captain Clayton, who was on duty ...
... at the hands of the security forces in the period 1983 to 1989. These were: resistance to forced removals from Crossroads, February 1985; the Pollsmoor march and the political revolt from August to December 1985; the suppression of the Defiance Campaign in September 1989. the witdoeke ...
crossfire. The hearing also highlighted violations committed against the Bonteheuwel Military Wing, the killing of the MK cadre Ashley Kriel and the Pollsmoor march. 1 This was verified in an amnesty application. ...
... taken blindfolded at night to a cliff by the sea, where he was taken to the edge and threatened with death. The following morning I was taken to Pollsmoor prison … I was put in a big hall. They locked the door and told me to undress which I did. They even forced me to take off my ...
 
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