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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Moodley, Strinivasa (Strini)

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1945 - 2006

Moodley was one of the co-founders of the Black Consciousness Movement.

A friend and comrade of the late Steve Biko, he was one of the nine activists convicted on terrorism charges in 1976 following the marathon South African Student Organisation and Black People's Convention trial in 1976.

He was convicted under the Terrorism Act and sentenced to six years' imprisonment, which he served on Robben Island. On his release in 1981 he became a member of AZAPO and was elected Natal regional chairman in 1983. In 1990 he became AZAPO's publicity secretary.

He was a former deputy news editor at the Natal Witness.  From 1990 to 1992 he served as editor of the New African.

Moodley was a committed freedom fighter who dedicated his life to the liberation of the South African people and to the achievement of peace and justice in many other parts of the world.

Sources: Shelagh Gastrow, 1995. Who's who in South African Politics, Number 4. Johannesburg: Ravan Press.

Mail & Guardian 27 April 2006.

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