'Iconic 1976 picture told the world apartheid was a crime'

Condolences continue to pour in for legendary photographer Sam Nzima.

Nzima is known for capturing the iconic picture of Hector Pieterson on 16 June 1976 during the youth uprising in Soweto.

He died at the age of 83 in Nelspruit in Mpumalanga on Saturday.

One of the leaders who planned and led the 1976 uprisings Seth Mazibuko says this is a big blow because two people (MamWinnie Madikizela-Mandela and Nzima) around the 1976 uprising have just passed away.

It is really a sad time, particularly in the history of black consciousness and the history of 1976.

Seth Mazibuko, One of the leaders who planned and led the 1976 uprisings

READ: Sam Nzima: Life after capturing image of Hector Pieterson during 1976 Uprisings

That picture of 1976, is the picture that actually made the world to see that apartheid is actually a crime.

Seth Mazibuko, One of the leaders who planned and led the 1976 uprisings

It was a picture that even our children in the future will use to tell our stories of their grandparents.

Seth Mazibuko, One of the leaders who planned and led the 1976 uprisings

There is another gap that is opening up in the leaders that came up around the 70s.

Seth Mazibuko, One of the leaders who planned and led the 1976 uprisings

Listen to why Mazibuko is disappointed at how the country honours legends...


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