19 October 1977
The editor of The World and Weekend World, Percy Qoboza and his deputy, Aggrey Klaaste were arrested by the Special Branch police in a mission to shut down the two Black publications. Qoboza and Klaaste spent five months in solitary confinement after being led straight to their cells - in their suits and ties - from the newspapers' building. Journalists such as Mathatha Tsedu, Joe Tlholoe, Don Materra and many others were detained and handed down 5 year banning orders upon their release.
Molefe, T. (2007) ‘Parallels to fateful day inevitable now that government is tightening screws’, from Sowetan Live, 17 October, [online], available at www.sowetanlive.co.za (accessed: 27 September 2013)