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Tsietsi Mashinini speaks on Soweto uprising

Image: Tsietsi Mashinini

By BO Staff Writer

Tsietsi Mashinini, chairperson of the Soweto Students’ Representative Council and member of the South African Students’ Movement (SASM), led the June 16, 1976 uprising together with his deputy Khotso Seatlholo. Both the SSRC and SASM were part of the 18 Black Consciousness organisations that were banned on 19 October 1977. Tsietsi and Khotso were forced into exile after the June 16 insurrection. Here’s a rare interview with Tsietsi Mashinini following 16 June 1976:

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