This is AZAPO Online Political Education Series. This being the 6 Sept served to launch the Black Consciousness Week and Black Consciousness Month. The 6 September 1977 will always be remembered as the day on which Steve Bantu Biko was taken by the apartheid police from Walmer Police Station cells to the notorious Sanlam Building Room 619 where he was interrogated for 22 hours, beaten to a pulp while shackled and naked. Upon realising his near death condition, the police then transported him on the back of the van for 1200km to Pretoria’s Kgosi Mampuru Maximum Prison where he died on the 12 September 1977.
It is now 43 years after the brutal murder of Biko. AZAPO launched this 43rd anniversary of his death by reminiscing and refocusing on the contribution of Black Consciousness and Culture to the project of liberation of Black People. And who better to do that than the stalwarts of the Black Consciousness Movement and Cultural Activists in Ntate Molefe Pheto and Glenn Ujebe Masokoane.