Family of freedom fighter Solomon Mahlangu calls for reopening of probe into his death - report

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The 42nd commemoration of Solomon Mahlangu at the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Centre where he was sent to the gallows on 6 April 1979.
The 42nd commemoration of Solomon Mahlangu at the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Centre where he was sent to the gallows on 6 April 1979.
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The family of struggle activist Solomon Mahlangu is reportedly calling for the reopening of an investigation into his death – 42 years after he died.

They will reportedly approach the courts to have the investigation reopened, according to the SABC.

Mahlangu died in Pretoria on 6 April 1979, at the age of 22. The uMkhonto we Sizwe operative was hanged after he was convicted of common-purpose murder during apartheid.

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Family spokesperson, Prince George Mahlangu, told the SABC that reopening the case would help them find closure.

On Tuesday, the ANC commemorated the life of the struggle activist at an event in Tshwane.

ANC leaders observed the 52 symbolic steps to the gallows before they continued to lay a wreath at Mahlangu's gravesite.

The party described Mahlangu as a militant and fearless person who fought the oppressive apartheid regime.


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