May 16, 2014

On this day May 17th

DARC Ethiophile Chronicles

On this day

On May 17, 1978 South African police close the investigation into the death of Black Consciousness leader, Steve Biko.   When Steve Biko lifeless body was found on a cold cement floor in a Pretoria prison, police claimed that he died of hunger strike. The following investigation failed to produce concrete evidence and was officially closed on 17 May 1978.   It was only in 1985 that the real circumstances surrounding Biko’s transition were officially revealed and the people involved brought to book, including the police officers that assaulted him and the two doctors who treated him just before his death. Lets face it Bantu Steve Biko was murdered by racist apartheid Afrikaners.



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