Journalist Percy Qoboza is released from detention

Percy Qoboza.

Friday, 10 March 1978

Percy Qoboza, editor of the banned newspaper, The World, was released from detention, together with nine other Black leaders seized in security raids in October 1976. Qoboza was freed as result of an international campaign for his release. After his release, Qoboza remained in the country for another three years and joined the Black weekly, The Voice, which was later also banned. He then joined the Post Transvaal and Sunday Post, two newspapers established to replace the banned World. Qoboza finally succumbed to the government pressure and left the country to live in United States.

•  Kalley, J.A.; Schoeman, E. & Andor, L.E. (eds)(1999). Southern African Political History: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997, Westport: Greenwood.

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