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Tortured struggle icon Steve Biko remembered 40 years on

12 September, 01:44 PM

Struggle icon Steve Bantu Biko was arrested and imprisoned in Port Elizabeth on August 18, 1977 under the Treason Act.

Biko endured torture over a period of time under police custody which resulted in a brain hemorrhage.

He later died on September 12 1977 following a transfer to Kgosi Mampuru correctional services in Pretoria.

This year marks the 40th anniversary following his death. 

Biko was the founder of the Black Consciousness Movement. 

 

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