Mzansi Remembers Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu

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.

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