Women African Heroes Assassinated and Executed in South Africa 1963-1985
Women African Heroes Women Assassinated and Executed in South Africa 1963-1985
Women African heroes who died for the liberation struggle
African Hero Dulcie Evonne SeptemberDulcie Evonne September, in 1976 joined the African National Congress (ANC) where she worked in the ANC Women's League. She was an anti-apartheid activist, humanitarian and political prisoner. September was arrested and detained without trial at Roeland Street Prison on October 7, 1963.
African Hero Ruth Heloise FirstRuth Heloise First had a brilliant intellect and did not suffer fools, her sharp criticism and her impatience with bluster earned her enemies and she was often feared in political debate.
African Hero Victoria Nonyamezelo MxengeAfter the murder of her husband, Mxenge continued the law firm her and her husband began. She often intervened to protect youth ill-treated in detention. She was part of the defense team in the 1984 treason trial, against leaders of the United Democratic Front (UDF) and the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in the Pietermaritzburg Supreme Court.Mxenge started a bursary fund in memory of her husband.
African Hero Notemba BozwanaNot much is known about Notemba Bozwana however she is the only woman to be executed. Her cause of death is listed as sabotage in Queenstown in 1963. Komani, formerly known as Queenstown, is a town in the middle of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa with a history of violence and murder against black South Africans.
|Ruth Heloise First was a journalist academic and political activist was killed by a letter bomb August 17 1982|