pic8308. Wreaths for the Moroka Three
The Moroka Three, Jerry Mosololi, Marcus Motaung and Simon Mogoerane, were young ANC members convicted of belonging to the ANC’s armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe. They were sentenced to death and hanged on 9 June 1983 in spite of a huge international campaign for clemency. Supporters of SATIS (Southern Africa the Imprisoned Society) held an all night vigil outside the South African embassy on the night before their execution. The picture shows a South African Embassy official removing wreaths attached to the embassy gate in memory of the three young men.
|Holding Institution:||AAM Archive, Bodleian Library|
|Catalogue:||MSS AAM 2412|