“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor”
South African racism
“All what we fought for is not what is going on right now. It is a tragedy that he lived and saw what was happening, we cannot pretend like South Africa is not in crisis, our country is in crisis and anyone who cannot see that is just bluffing themselves.”
teve Biko describes the full range of measures employed by the South African government to supress any kind of political activity within the African community.
Although students protested about this peacefully they were met with tear gas and bullets from security forces. T
The appalling conditions in the townships are clearly demonstrated by some powerful footage and penetrating commentary.
In March 1960, Robert Sobukwe, a leader in the anti-apartheid Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC) organized the town’s first anti-apartheid protest. In order to reduce the possibility of violence he wrote a letter to the Sharpeville police commissioner announcing the upcoming protest and emphasizing that its participants would be non-violent.
There is also a running undercurrent of the belief in their own superiority.
Even in its first weeks, Lumumba’s left-nationalist government faced a massive destabilization campaign, as a Belgian-backed secessionist movement launched an armed revolt in Katanga.