South Africans are being urged to remember struggle hero Steve Biko. September marks Biko month - remembering his life and sacrifice to
Biko, a fighter against apartheid and a man who lived his convictions, was the leader of the Black Consciousness Movement and an author of note.
The life of anti-apartheid leader is being commemorated this month, marking 35 years since he was killed by apartheid police. Biko died in police custody on September 12, 1977.
Born in the
Biko was detained and tortured by the apartheid police in 1977. He was transported naked in the back of a van from
“His writings were in his early years, 30. This says to young people they can do something to change their own destiny and that of the country.”
The Biko Foundation’s director, Obenewa Amponsah says his writings were in his early years, 30. This says to young people they can do something to change their own destiny and that of the country.
has a particular appeal because he relates to young people, he was 30
when he died, writings from I write what i like are from his university
years and it says to young people they can change the destiny of their
lives and ultimately the destiny of nation."
To commemorate his life, special events will be held countrywide. A Biko annual lecture, which has already been delivered by prominent
A Biko multipurpose centre will be officially opened as part of the legacy project. The centre is at Ginsberg in King William's Town.