A year after the 1976 Soweto Student Uprising, the former Secretary of the South African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC) and Tshwane Metropolitan Council Mayor, Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, was served with a five years restriction order for his involvement in political activities. The order restricted him to the Pretoria magisterial district. Since he could not return to his home in Barberton, Mkhatshwa was appointed parish priest of St Charles Lwanga in Soshanguve Township, north of Pretoria. Mkhatshwa went on to become deputy Minister of Education from 1996 to 1999 under the democratic government. He became Executive Mayor of Pretoria in 2000 until they relinquished his position in 2006.