Samuel Chibane

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on

People category:

Biographical information

Synopsis:

Political activist and PAC member

First name: 
Samuel
Last name: 
Chibane
Date of birth: 
Unknown
Date of death: 
Unknown
Location of death: 
Pretoria, South Africa

Samuel Chibane was born in Pretoria and became involved with the PAC as a student at Wilberforce Institute in Evaton, near Sharpeville.

In 1963 he was arrested for arson, but the evidence was inconclusive and all charges were dropped.

In 1963 Chibane was also charged with inciting Africans to attack government installations, stealing bombs from a government arsenal and sabotage.

 

He was convicted and sentenced to life, which he was to serve on Robben Island.

Last updated : 21-Jul-2016

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011