[LISTEN] Robert McBride reflects on his upbringing and political life

A political biography on former Ipid head Robert McBride has been re-released.

The book, written by Bryan Rostron and titled The Struggle Continues, was initially published in 1991 during McBride's incarceration.

An ANC operative in the 80s, McBride was arrested and sentenced to death at age 23 for the bombing at the Why Not Restaurant and Magoo’s Bar in 1987 in which three women were killed and 69 other people were injured.

He was released from prison in 1992 after the conclusion that his acts were politically motivated.

McBride sat down with Eusebius McKaiser to reflect on his upbringing and life in politics - joining the MK and getting married on death row.

There had been a lot building up. My close friend was Gordon Webster and in 1983 the tricameral system was coming up. We were sitting back against the wall, discussing issues. He said to me: 'What kind of law makes my mother less of a human than me?'

Robert McBride, Former Ipid head

We decided there and then that we would join MK because we did not want to be victims of detention. We had seen other guys, we had seen other guys who were our class colleagues getting detained for nothing and and beaten up.

Robert McBride, Former Ipid head

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