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Special Report
Transcripts for Section 10 of Episode 1

36:35When one talks about torture and murder in the Eastern Cape how can one not think of Steven Bantu Biko? // No evidence on his death at the hands of police interrogators in 1977 was heard at the Truth Commission because his widow Ntsiki Biko, still prefers a criminal prosecution to the Truth Commission process. In his short lifetime Steve Biko became known as the father of Black Consciousness. // Any changes which are to come can only come as a result of a programme worked out by black people. And for black people to be able to work out a programme they need to defeat the one main element in politics which are working against them and this was a psychological feeling of inferiority. // The history of the last decade of the struggle for liberation would probably have been different had he not died in 1977. On the 18th of August Biko ignored his banning orders and drove to a political meeting. He was arrested at a roadblock and taken to the Sanlam building in Port Elizabeth. He was kept ...moreFull Transcript and References
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