SABC News - Bikos legacy will live forever:Thursday 12 September 2013

'Biko's legacy will live forever'

Thursday 12 September 2013 10:28


Steve Biko died in police custody in Pretoria on September 12, 1977

Steve Biko died in police custody in Pretoria on September 12, 1977(SABC)

Steve Bantu Biko's son, Nkosinathi Biko says his father's legacy will live forever. In an interview with Morning Live, Nkosinathi says Biko will always be his hero.

His comment comes as the country remembers his late father and anti-apartheid struggle icon Steve Bantu Biko. Nkosinathi was just 6-years-old when his father died on the 12th of September 1977 from severe head injuries while in police custody.

When asked about his fondest memory with his father, Nkosinathi says his father taught him how to fly a kite, among other things. He adds that his father's fundamental contribution to society is that he gave the nation a vocabulary that helped the nation to re-image itself.

Thursday marks the 36th anniversary since the death of Steve Bantu Biko.

Biko has been described as a martyr of the anti-apartheid struggle and is accredited as the founder of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM). He grew up in Ginsberg in King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape. 

Thursday marks the 36th anniversary of his death. 

Click below to watch the full interview with Nkosinathi Biko:

Well-known poet, Professor Pitika Ntuli says as we celebrate our history and heritage, it is also important that we celebrate the living legacy that Biko has left for us:

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