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Idabi lenkululeko eQonce

The following oral excerpts are displayed in context in the new struggle exhibition, Idabi lenkululeko eQonce. Full-length interviews are preserved in the museum archives. Copyright restrictions apply. The project of collecting local struggle narratives is a vital and ongoing endeavour.

A recording booth is available in the exhibition for new narratives. Please ask the History section staff for assistance.


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Title Series
Thembelani Xundu on his role in the attack General Topics Download Audio (1.51 MB)
Beth Savage on her injury during the attack General Topics Download Audio (9.09 MB)
Rev. Colin Jooste on Black Theology General Topics Download Audio (1.82 MB)
Rev. Colin Jooste on sexual abuse and detention General Topics Download Audio (2.02 MB)
Miriam Makeba: Nants' indod' emnyama Verwoerd Pasop General Topics Download Video (2.41 MB)
Valda van Heerden gives a private account of her father's life. General Topics Download Audio (4.48 MB)
Thabo Mbeki, 'I am an African', 1996. General Topics Download Audio (3.02 MB)
Nonkosi Limba-Mpondo on her early memories of Poqo General Topics Download Audio (1.14 MB)
Nohle Mohapi-Mbetshu on his political life and attempt to leave the country General Topics Download Audio (5.30 MB)
Lunga Lefume on the school boycott at Forbes Grant General Topics Download Audio (4.97 MB)
Khanyisa Matsheke on police brutality General Topics Download Audio (6.81 MB)
John Smith on the psychological effects of detention General Topics Download Audio (709.32 kB)
PAC activist and ex-Robben Islander discusses the 1963 attack on the local police station General Topics Download Audio (3.80 MB)
Rev. Pat Ncaca on malicious damage to church property. Rev. Pat Ncaca Download Audio (6.16 MB)
Promotia Mangcu remembering Mohapi at home. Promotia Mangcu Download Audio (3.94 MB)
Promotia Mangcu recalls a Forbes Grant Secondary farewell party Promotia Mangcu Download Audio (3.83 MB)
Promotia Mangcu Activist and secretary for the Mxenges Promotia Mangcu Download Audio (5.22 MB)
Phila Ngqumba recalls the trauma of the shooting Phila Ngqumba Download Audio (1.17 MB)
Phila Ngqumba remembers Grey Hospital after the massacre Phila Ngqumba Download Audio (927.80 kB)
Phila Ngqumba on the amalgamation of a Rugby Union Phila Ngqumba Download Audio (1.19 MB)
Paul Fahy on the KAIROS document Paul Fahy Download Audio (774.62 kB)
Paul Fahy on the impact of personal liberation Paul Fahy Download Audio (2.02 MB)
Ntombazana Botha on the Security Police and surviving detention Ntombazana Botha Download Audio (2.09 MB)
Ntombazana Botha on Mxenge’s strong persona Ntombazana Botha Download Audio (3.57 MB)
Ntombazana Botha on the role of the UDF Ntombazana Botha Download Audio (3.59 MB)
Mthunzi and Pam Mpondo on Steve Tshwete and the Ciskei Cabinet Mthunzi Mpondo Download Audio (2.89 MB)
Mthunzi Mpondo comments on school and community rugby Mthunzi Mpondo Download Audio (2.51 MB)
Gordon Smith (UDF activist and teacher) on being fired General Topics Download Audio (1.20 MB)
Gordon Smith (UDF activist) on co-operation Gordon Smith Download Audio (1.21 MB)
Churchill Mxenge recalls Griffiths’ generosity Churchill Mxengere Download Audio (1.45 MB)
Churchill Mxenge on Victoria Mxenge's presence at the Cradock Four funeral Churchill Mxengere Download Audio (1.31 MB)
Brian Osteridge on Tshwete and the Security Police Brian Osteridge Download Audio (1.68 MB)
Sports fields were often sites of struggle Brian Osteridge Download Audio (907.07 kB)
Brian Osteridge analyses the meaning of the massacre Brian Osteridge Download Audio (1.54 MB)
Albert Whittles reflects on the outbreak of violence after the massacre Albert Whittles Download Audio (1.23 MB)
Albert Whittles on the formation of the Friends of the UDF in 1983 Albert Whittles Download Audio (1.32 MB)
Albert Whittles and the Museum Historian discuss the aim of the march Albert Whittles Download Audio (1.66 MB)