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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Ebrahim, Ismail

Ebrahim was imprisoned on Robben Island. On release he lived in Durban but was a restricted person. He left South Africa in 1979 and went to Swaziland. After his retun in 1985 he worked with the MJK Unit, but left again when he heard that the Security Police were after him. He was abducted in Swaziland by NI agents and brought back to South Africa for interrogation but was subsequently released. He became an adviser to Jacob Zuma.

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