Former commander of the armed forces of the Ciskei, Major-General Charles Sebe is imprisoned

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Prison Cell

Friday, 15 June 1984

Former commander of the armed forces of the Ciskei, Major-General Charles Sebe, brother of President Lennox Sebe, was sentenced to twelve years' imprisonment after being found guilty of incitement to public violence. He was charged with being leader of an underground organisation, Iliso Lomzi, bent on destabilising the Ciskei government.

On 26 September 1985, a group of White men raided the Maximum Security Prison in Middledrift and freed Charles Sebe.

References:
• Justice TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION AMNESTY COMMITTEE [online] Available at: www.justice.gov.za [Accessed on 14 June 2013]
• Government Information The Former South African Government and its Security Force [online] Available at: www.info.gov.za [Accessed on 14 June 2013]

Last updated : 14-Jun-2013

This article was produced by South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011

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