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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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1970

October : Ahmed Timol dies in detention. The police say he "fell out of the 10th floor window". Before Timol some 22 people had met their death in detention for reasons including "suicide by hanging"

In Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, ANC pamphlet bombs are scattered through the cities at rush hour.

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