Struggle heroes on trial

2008-07-16 00:00

Who remembers the names Jabu Masina, Ting Ting Masango, Neo Potsane and Joseph Makhura? Probably not many people at all. One who cannot but remember is author Peter Harris, whose experiences as their advocate marked him deeply. These are the names of the MK soldiers who came to be known as “the Delmas four” after the Highveld town where they were tried in 1987.

It is a profoundly moving tribute to the sacrifices thousands of South Africans made during “the struggle”, offering insight into what drove ordinary people to do extraordinary things. It is also a reminder of just how far we have come since the horrors of the apartheid eighties. Simon Wiesenthal never let up saying of the Holocaust: “We must never forget”; and neither should we. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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