po049. 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. Together with the ANC, the AAM campaigned in Britain against the sentence. As a result, the British Foreign Secretary David Owen intervened with the South African government. Despite worldwide demands for clemency, Mahlangu was hanged on 6 April 1979.
|Author:||African National Congress|
|Copyright:||African National Congress|
|Holding Institution:||AAM Archive, Bodleian Library|