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Khulumani Expresses Sadness at the Passing of Patrick Harries, former Head of African Studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland

We are very sad to read of the passing last week of Patrick Harries in Cape Town at the age of 66 from a heart attack. Harries in his retirement returned from Basel to UCT in 2015 as Emeritus Professor of History. At the time of his death, he was busy developing a large database on liberated Africans. 

The Sunday Times obituary attributes the advancement of the internationalisation of African studies to Harries' role at the University of Basel where it states, he wasted no time "in establishing African history as a serious discipline" and "made it the hub of a network of Africanists". 

City Press Article on the Spiritual Repatriations of Activist Operatives Sizwe Kondile, Selby Mavuso and Johannes Sambo

CITY PRESS published a powerful and moving story of the spiritual repatriation of activist operatives Sizwe Kondile, Selby Mavuso and Johannes Sambo, that took place in Komatipoort on 31 June and at Freedom Park on 1 July 2016.

The article covered Khulumani's recent trip to Komatipoort to accompany the family of Johannes Sweet Sambo whose father was tortured to death by Lebombo Security Police for his underground activities in 1991.

A Continuing Struggle To End Torture, In South Africa And In Sri Lanka: Commemorating International Day In Support Of Victims Of Torture, 26 June 2016

This week, Khulumani Support Group will participate with the children of Mr Johannes Sweet Sambo (pictured above) in a spiritual repatriation ceremony for their father, to be conducted in Komatipoort where Mr Sambo died while being tortured by operatives of the apartheid death squads from Vlakplaas. After his murder, Vlakplaas Commander Mr Eugene de Kock was called in to dispose of the body of Mr Sambo. Mr Sambo’s body was burned to ashes.

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Khulumani (KSG)
Fri Jul 22 06:37:25 +0000 2016

Khulumani Expresses Sadness at the Passing of Patrick Harries, former Head of African Studies at the University... https://t.co/AA7RdfhpPs
Khulumani (KSG)
Mon Jul 18 14:37:03 +0000 2016

We found this story of the impact of Nelson Mandela on the life of a white South African. Food for thought, as we... https://t.co/WeZ99WxmSo
Khulumani (KSG)
Fri Jul 15 06:20:36 +0000 2016

City Press Article on the Spiritual Repatriations of Activist Operatives Sizwe Kondile, Selby Mavuso and Johannes... https://t.co/s7sLcWE5JF
Khulumani (KSG)
Wed Jul 06 17:05:16 +0000 2016

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