Father Cosmas Desmond

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Biographical information

Synopsis:
First name: 
Father
Last name: 
Desmond
Ban information: 
Militant Roman Catholic priest, banned and put under house arrest for 5 years. because he published a book, The Discarded People, about the arbitrary mass removal of thousands of African people from areas on white-owned farms or outside white towns, where they had lived for generations. He had lived amongst the people, shared in the brutal hardship of lives which had been torn apart to fit the nationalist masterplan of a totally segregated South Africa. He assisted too in the making of a film for overseas about it.
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Lives of courage

Last updated : 19-Mar-2012

This article was produced for South African History Online on 19-Mar-2012