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To resist apartheid I, along with a few other leaders joined the African National Congress (ANC). The ANC is an organization which believes in uniting South Africans against the minority rule to create a democratic nation with equality for all South Africans through peaceful protests.
Resistance from the nonwhite majority has caused negative and violent responses from government forces.
Photo by Sam Nzima of a student carrying Hector Peiterson, one of the first casualties of the Soweto Uprising
These casualties and acts of violence by the government forces are all the more reason to strive for an Independent South Africa! Click the button below to join the resistance and stay up to date with the boycotts and protests.
With unsuccessful attempts to peacefully gain Independence we turn to violence when all else has failed. In 1961 I became co-founder and the first leader of the Umkhonto we Sizwe also known as MK. Umkhonto we Sizwe means "the Spear of the Nation", this branch of the ANC consists of an armed force dedicated to gaining independence in South Africa through more forceful methods.
I spent 27 years in prison for conspiracy and sabotage along with the other leaders of the ANC. Though I was in prison the anti-apartheid movement continued to grow as nonwhites kept resisting apartheid and minority rule. I was released from imprisonment on February 11, 1990. With this freedom I continue to lead the ANC and other organizations to encourage the end of apartheid and establishment of a multiracial government.
I am thrilled to announce that the first multiracial parliamentary election will be held on April 26, 1993