uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) and the Armed Struggle

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MK Sabotage, Photograph by Drum Photographer © BAHA

Sabotage campaigns

Between 1961 and 1963 MK was responsible for about 134 acts of sabotage. Many of these caused minor damage to the intended targets. Although the damage was minimal, for the people who carried them out, it marked a significant contribution:

“We had no revolvers and AK47s, let alone knowing how to use them. But given all that, we really had the state worried, for in that period, lots and lots of sabotage attacks were launched”

Last updated : 08-Dec-2014

This article was produced for South African History Online on 20-Mar-2011