About this site

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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1981

Maputo cross-border raid by S.A. army. 12 ANC members are assassinated.

February 14 : in response to raid Samora Machel declares Mozambican solidarity with anti-apartheid struggle.

June : nationwide boycott of the white republic marking the 5th anniversary of Soweto uprising.

Mass detentions and bannings, roadblocks; police and soldiers seal off townships. Mk blow up railway lines

Joe Gqabi, ANC journalist shot dead in a street in Zimbabwe

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. Return to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory site.