Benjamin Johnson Langa Collection

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Introduction Acknowledgements CHAPTER 1 - Old Battle-Cries and Borrowed Language CHAPTER 2 - You only win once CHAPTER 3 - Unprepared CHAPTER 4 - A turn to masses CHAPTER 5 - Armed Propaganda...
Author: Howard Barrell
Publication date: 1993-00-00
Archive Type: Theses and Dissertations

Raymond Suttner talks about the upcoming 50th Anniversary of MK (from Polity.org.za). The 50th anniversary of uMkhonto we Sizwe on December 16 2011 is an opportunity to examine the role, meaning and...
Archive Type: Audio and Video

We are greatly honoured to receive, on behalf of the African National Congress, the illustrious Ho Chi Minh Award, conferred by the World Peace Council on the vanguard movement of our people - the...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

TRC Report interview with Zahrah Narkedien, a former Umkhonto we Sizwe cadre who was confined in a basement for seven months. From murder to torture. Torture of political prisoners was routine in...
Archive Type: Audio and Video

Umkhonto We Sizwe - "Born of the people" This day 25 years ago bomb blasts in several main centres rocked South Africa. Thus was born Umkhonto we Sizwe, the People`s Army of our country....
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

TRC Report on three Umkhonto we Sizwe members who stormed into the Silverton branch of Volkskas bank. Lunchtime January 25, 1980. Three Umkhonto we Sizwe storm into the Silverton branch of Volkskas...
Archive Type: Audio and Video

On Wednesday, August 19, 1981, a racist judge in Pretoria sentenced to death three ANC militants - Anthony Tsotsobe, David Moise and Johannes Shabangu - after convicting them on charges arising from...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Aspects of some expereinces of women in the struggle for liberation in the MK: 1976 – 1988 A case study of 10 women by Kongko Louis Makau
Archive Type: Theses and Dissertations

JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 15— The South African Army reported tonight that six people were killed and five people seriously wounded when a light truck set off a land mine close to the border with...
Author: Sheila Rule
Archive Type: Articles

Umkhonto We Sizwe ("Spear of the Nation") was founded partly in response to the notorious Sharpeville Massacre of March 1960. Its leader, Nelson Mandela, was to be arrested shortly after this...
Archive Type: Official or Original Documents

Whatever the virtues of South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) – we are assured it still has a few – it was never any good at armed struggle. And no more...
Author: Howard Barrell
Archive Type: Articles

Our experiences of exile and armed struggle, however painful, were a source of strength and inspiration during hard times. This story is about the life and activities that took place in the Umkhonto...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements

Question: On the night of the 12th/13th of August, a unit of the People`s Army shelled Voortrekkerhoogte, the Headquarters of the racist SADF with, according to reports, 122mm rockets. This is the...
Archive Type: Articles

Manifesto of Umkhonto we Sizwe Leaflet issued by the Command of Umkhonto we Sizwe, 16th December 1961 Units of Umkhonto we Sizwe today carried out planned attacks against government installations...
Archive Type: Official Document - Policy documents

Comrades-in-arms and fellow fighters in the struggle for freedom: On December 16, 1961, a national army - Umkhonto we Sizwe - was born to resume the armed resistance of our fathers, this time...
Archive Type: Speeches and Public Statements