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The Death of Steve Biko

The Death of Steve Biko

The authorities said he'd starved himself to death, but he died from head injuries
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The anti-Apartheid activist Steve Biko, leader of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa, died in a police cell in 1977. The South African police claimed he'd gone on hunger strike and had starved himself to death, but he had only been in prison a matter of days.
Helen Zille was the journalist who helped uncover the truth of his death - that he had in fact died of a brain hemorrhage due to head injuries. The report she published in the Rand Daily Mail showed that the govenment had lied.
(Image: Members of the Socialist Party of Azania (SOPA) hold a candle light memorial ceremony to mark the death anniversary of the anti-apartheid activist and founder of the Black Consciousness Movement Steve Bantu Biko. Credit: RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/GettyImages)
Episode-id: 1000344143312
GUID: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/witness/witness_20120912-1007.mp3
Udgivelsesdato: 4/10/2013 14.00.00

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