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Heroines of our struggle, Sibongile Mkhabela

Date: Aug 24, 2015

On the Forum@8 we are in conversation with former student activist and leader Sibongile Mkhabela

From being a student activist in the 1970's to occupying the seat as CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, Sibongile Mkhabela has always had a keen interest in social activism. 

As a former student leader she played a critical role in the June 16 1976 uprisings. She was charged for sedition and imprisoned for three years at the Krronstad prison in the Free State. 

Later on, Mkhabela spearheaded the formation of a para-legal advice centre, which offered free services to aggrieved un-unionised workers on public law. 

Speaking to Sakina Kamwendo on on Safm, Sibongile Mkhabela said, South Africans liberarated themselves, addying that there is no liberation movement without the people. 


"If people don't remember that they freed themselves, they will always be looking for a Messiah", Mkhabela said. 

Listen to full discussion. 


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