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P. W. Botha grants reprieve to the “Sharpeville Six”

Wednesday, 23 November 1988
South African President P. W. Botha granted a reprieve to the "Sharpeville Six" (Reginald Sefatsa, Reid Mokoena, Moses Diniso, Theresa Ramashamole, Duma Khumalo and Francis Mokhesi), who were condemned to death for allegedly being part of a crowd that killed Kuzwayo Jacob Dlamini the deputy Mayor of Sharpeville in September 1984. Botha's reprieve came after his initial decline in 1986,citing that he would be undermining the rule of law. ..
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1884 Otto von Bismarck chairs the Berlin Conference to stem the scramble for Africa. Only Morocco, Ethiopia, and ...read more
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