Today in history: students in Soweto go on a rampage

By Drum Digital
09 June 2015

On June 9 1976 students from Naledi High School burnt down a police vehicle and damaged three other cars.

On June 9 1976 students from Naledi High School burnt down a police vehicle and damaged three other cars. The first indication of African unrest at Soweto schools was noticed by government authorities on 4 June, who reported it to the Minister of Bantu Administration and Development and of Bantu Education, M. C. Botha. On that date 2 000 Black students had been on strike in protesting against the use of Afrikaans as medium of instruction of 50% of subjects in secondary schools.

Source: SAHistoryOnline

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