3 July 1965
Harold Strachan, former South African Air Force pilot in World War 2 and member of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) and Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC), was served with a restriction order in terms of the Suppression of Communism Act. At the time he had already been imprisoned for three years for conspiracy in bombing activities. He was MK's first bomber and his diverse achievements include becoming a self-supporting art restorer, and lately, a successful author.   References: Kalley, J.A.; Schoeman, E. & Andor, L.E. (eds)(1999). Southern African Political History: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997, Westport: Greenwood. http://www.lrb.co.uk/contribhome.php?get=stra01 http://literature.kzn.org.za/lit/24.xml