Students protested at the University of Fort Hare in Alice, Eastern Cape on 7 August 1973. The students’ organization, the South African Students Organisation (SASO) was held responsible for the protest. Further violence erupted on the campus on 28 August. Fort Hare had been a brewing cauldron for student political activities during the liberation struggle in South Africa. Leaders like Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela, Robert Sobukhwe and many others followed this trend at the institution
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