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Percy Qoboza

Sunday, 17 January 1988

Well-known SA anti-apartheid journalist and former editor of The World newspaper, Percy Qoboza, died on his fiftieth birthday in Johannesburg after a short illness. Qoboza was known for the barrage of criticism he directed at the apartheid regime especially after the June 16 Uprisings. At the time of his death, Qoboza was editor of the weekly newspaper City Press. Under his leadership, the newspaper became South Africa's most popular Black-edited publication.

References:

http://www.globaljournalist.org/archive/Magazine/Qoboza-20002q.html

http://www.sahistory.org.za/pages/chronology/main-chronology-1980s.html

Sonderling, N.E. (ed.) (1999). New Dictionary of South African Biography, v.2 , Pretoria: Vista.

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