To­day in his­tory

The Herald (South Africa) - - Opinion & Analysis -

1952 Ri­ots erupt in East Lon­don af­ter the govern­ment bans strike meet­ings in the midst of the De­fi­ance Cam­paign. About 17 pro­test­ers are killed and an Ir­ish nun is stoned to death. 1989 The re­stric­tion or­der on Rivo­nia tri­al­ist Go­van Mbeki is lifted. 1993 Ciskei mil­i­tary strong­man Bri­gadier Joshua Oupa Gqozo goes on trial on charges of mur­der or in­cite­ment to mur­der, re­lat­ing to the killing of Lieu­tenant Charles Sebe dur­ing a coup at­tempt in 1991. 2008 Singer Miriam Makeba (Mama Africa), pic­tured, dies aged 76.

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