Mr Sifundile Matalazi,aged 27 died on 20 December 1980 in Umtata in the Transkei after being held for 112 days.The Act under which he was held was undisclosed.

During the inquest into Mr Matalazi's death it was alleged that he committed suicide.Police evidence was that Mr Malazi had joined his pairs of socks and had tied one end around his neck,the other to the window.He then allegedly lay down on the floor,covered himself with a blanket using the left arm to exert pressure,and thus died of strangulation.


Behind Closed Doors. By Shireen Motala .South African Institute Race Relations.1987.

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