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Now You Know How Mapetla Died: The Biography of a Black Consciousness Martyr (Paperback)

by Ntombizikhona Valela
ISBN: 9780624091875
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Mapetla Mohapi was a leading member of the Black Consciousness Movement, and the first to die in detention in 1976. Police produced a 'suicide note'. The note was later confirmed by a leading British handwriting expert as a forgery. Since then, his wife Nohle has worked tirelessly for justice, first enlisting the help of Steve Biko, who would tragically meet the same fate at the hands of the police a year later in 1977.

Nohle Mohapi was the first witness to give testimony at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the 20-year anniversary of her husband's death. Her testimony was evidence that once you were the wife of a 'terrorist' under apartheid, the life of your family was never the same. Winnie Mandela shared that fate. Nohle still fights today to see justice.

Zikhona Valela traces the politics of the time, the convergence of biographies that led to the brutal and tragic death of Mapetla Mohapi, and the effects on Nohle and the Mohapi family.

A shocking and necessary book.