Mondli Makhanya | Tutu: A body of oak, a heart of an angel and the courage of a lion

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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.PHOTO: gallo images
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.PHOTO: gallo images


She had been at the funeral of four activists who had died in a booby-trap ambush set up by the apartheid police’s security branch. For various reasons some mourners identified her as a police informer who had been involved in the deaths, and decided to kill her.

She was chased across the cemetery into a field and when the mob caught up with her, they proceeded to administer the brutal necklace execution. A tyre was placed around her neck, petrol was poured over her and she was set alight.

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