Tutu leads biggest anti-apartheid protest march in South Africa

Wednesday, 13 September 1989

On 13 September 1989 Desmond Tutu led an anti-apartheid march with thirty thousand estimated participants in Cape Town. This march leads to more peaceful marches in Johannesburg and Durban with Anglican bishops at the helm.

The marches were organised to fight against the apartheid system, including the freeing of Nelson Mandela and other imprisoned activists. Tutu became the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission after he retired as archbishop of Cape Town in 1996.He is now well known for his contribution, views and experience especially in reconciliation by promoting harmony among all South African.

References:
• Templeton Prize, PREVIOUS WINNER, from Templeton Prize, [online], Available at www.templetonprize.org [Accessed: 10 September 2014]
• South African History Online, Archbishop Emeritus Mpilo Desmond Tutu, from SAHO, [online], Available at www.sahistory.org.za [Accessed: 10 September 2014]

Last updated : 14-Mar-2018

This article was produced for South African History Online on 12-Sep-2014