We pay tribute to one of South Africa's greatest but sometimes forgotten heroes of the struggle for freedom.
Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe is arguably one of the less documented freedom fighters in South Africa. As a leader of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Sobukwe led from the forefront in the anti-pass campaign which resulted in the infamous 21 March 1960 Sharpeville massacre, in which 69 people died. His famous quote: 'There is only one race. The human race.' resonates in us the very essence for which he stood for, a non-racial future rather than a multi-racial one.
He would have been 92 years old today.