Arab Times

SA lensman who took uprising photo dies:


A South African photograph­er, who captured the iconic black-and-white picture of a dying 13-yearold activist shot by apartheid police during the 1976 Soweto uprising, has died.

Sam Nzima died at the age 83 in hospital Saturday in the country’s Mpumalanga province, the presidency said Sunday.

His photograph of a dying Hector Pieterson being carried away by a teary fellow student after security forces opened fire on black youngsters protesting in Soweto township on June 16, 1976, turned the world’s attention to the brutality of the apartheid regime. Those riots, led by high school students, became the watershed point in South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle. (AFP)

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