7902. Vigil for Solomon Mahlangu, 1979

7902. Vigil for Solomon Mahlangu, 1979

Hundreds of people kept an all-night vigil at South Africa House in London before the execution of Solomon Mahlangu on 6 April 1979. In Scotland AAM supporters picketed the South African consulate in Glasgow. Solomon Mahlangu was hanged in spite of a huge international campaign. The UN Security Council and the governments of the UK and all the other major Western European countries appealed to the South African government for clemency. US President Jimmy Carter also intervened.

Category: 1970s
Copyright: Unknown
Holding Institution: AAM Archive, Bodleian Library
Catalogue: MSS AAM 2407
Date/Year: 1979