Mzansi remembers Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu on the 43rd anniversary of his death.
It is April 6th, and Mzansi remembers the heartbreaking death of Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu. He has been blowing up the trends as the people pay their respects to the late activist. Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu was a South African freedom fighter, a struggle activist, and an operative of the African National Congress (militant wing).
Mahlangu was arrested and tried in the Supreme court during the Apartheid regime in 1977. Alongside fellow activist, Motaung, he faced two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and various counts under the Terrorism Act.
According to Wikipedia, the court, in its judgment, found that they “had acted with a common purpose and that it consequently did not matter which of the two had done the shooting and killing.” He was handed the death sentence and refused leave to appeal. Before being hanged on April 6, 1979, he said;
“Tell my people that I love them and that they must continue the fight, my blood will nourish the tree that will bear the fruits of freedom, Aluta continua.”
He died at the age of 22, and is considered a South African hero.
Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu was born in Pretoria 10 July 1956. He was a South African freedom fighter,struggle activivist and operative of the African National Congress militant wing Umkhonto weSizwe. On 6th April 1979 he was hanged to death by the apartheid government. pic.twitter.com/FTk1Y8llnk
— Vladimi®️𓃵 (@molematz) April 6, 2022
Tomorrow, 6 April, the day Van Riebeeck set his foot in the Cape, marks 43 years since the racist apartheid regime hanged Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu for a crime he did not commit. 6 April used to be a holiday in SA, called Founder’s Day or Van Riebeeck Day… pic.twitter.com/SIwqdFod29
— Wonderboy Peters (@PetersWonderboy) April 5, 2022
Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu was executed at the age of 22, under apartheid laws after being wrongfully accused of murder and terrorism.
— NYDARSA (@NYDARSA) April 6, 2022
— Official Fighter Rakgadi (@Rakgadi_EM) April 6, 2022