June 16, correcting myths and distortions – Andile Mngxitama

By BO Staff Writer This year marks the 46th anniversary of the June 16 uprising. Andile Mngxitama once again explains it was not the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) or African National Congress (ANC) that sparked the event, that the great uprising was actually the result of Steve Biko’s revolutionary work. Here’s a short incisive historical …

June 16, Black Power Day – panel discussion

Khotso Seatlholo (left), Tsietsi Mashinini (right) By Andile Mngxitama Tsietsi Mashinini, the chairperson of the Soweto Students’ Representative Council (SSRC), and his deputy Khotso Seatlholo were members of the South African Students’ Movement (SASM). Both the SSRC and SASM were among the 18 Black Consciousness-affiliated organisations banned on 19 October 1977. After the June 16 …