Ethel Tenjiwe Mtintso

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Act No. 44 of 1950 Sec. 9 (1)<br><em>Issued Period(s)</em> [28 Dec. 1976 to 31/12/1981]
Restricted to Soweto.A reporter on the Daily Dispatch associated with the BPC in Kingwilliamstown; detained under the Internal Security Act from 17th Aug. to Dec. 1976 and transferred to preventative detention on 18th Nov. &#8217;76. She was released on 28th Dec. &#8217;76 and banned under an order banishing her to Orlando East in Soweto although she had been working in the Eastern Cape; during 1977 she gave important evidence in the inquest into the death of Mapetla Mohapi, relating to the conditions of interrogation in detention. She has stated that while in detention she was brutally assaulted by Capt. R. Hansen, Head of the Security Branch in Kingwilliamstown: kicked and beaten and a wet towel held over her face until she could not breathe: on 8 July &#8217;77 appeared in Kingwilliamstown court with Dr. Mamphela Ramphele and Steve Biko charged with breaking her banning order.

Last updated : 17-Dec-2012

This article was produced for South African History Online on 26-Mar-2012