TITLE

Requiem for a heavyweight

AUTHOR(S)
Woods, Donald
PUB. DATE
February 1997
SOURCE
Newsweek;2/10/1997, Vol. 129 Issue 6, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the 1997 admission of five South African security policemen to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that they severely beat Steve Biko while he was detained in 1977. How the confessions solve the mystery surrounding the death of the anti-apartheid activist; The author's memories of the death of Biko; Those who helped the author reveal Biko's death as murder; Others believed involved in Biko's death who have not yet confessed.
ACCESSION #
9702070164

 

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