hgs02. ‘Stop the Execution of Solomon Mahlangu
Solomon Mahlangu was a young ANC freedom fighter sentenced to death in March 1978 for his involvement in a gun battle with police in which two men died. The judge accepted that he had not fired the fatal shots. Thousands of this postcard were distributed in Britain and as a result of the campaign the British Foreign Secretary David Owen intervened with the South African government. Despite worldwide demands for clemency, Mahlangu was hanged on 6 April 1979.
|Category:||Stop the hangings|
|Author:||Southern Africa the Imprisoned Society (SATIS)|
|Copyright:||AAM Archives Committee|
|Holding Institution:||AAM Archive, Bodleian Library|