Thambi Naransamy Naidoo

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Trade unionist, participated in the 1952 Defiance Campaign, Vice-President of the Transvaal Indian Congress, member of the South African Communist Party, political prisoner, Non-European United Front, Chairman of the Transvaal Peace Council, Vice-Presi

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Narainsamy Thambi Naidoo, also known as “Naran” or “Roy.” was born in 1901 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal) where the family had moved during the Anglo-Boer War (also known as the South African War).  He was the son of Govindasamy Krishnamy Thambi Naidoo.

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• Truth and Reconciliation Commission. (1997). Truth And Reconciliation Commission - Special Hearings ”“ Prisons. The Naidoo Family online. Available at .  Accessed on 7 February 2013 

Last updated : 17-May-2018

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