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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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Mokaba, Peter

1958 - 2002

Mokaba underwent military training in Swaziland, Mozambique and Angola. He was detained under the Terrorism Act and was imprisoned on Robben Island.

He then worked for the UDF and in 1987 he became founder and first president of the South African Youth Congress (which became the ANC Youth League after the unbanning of the ANC in 1990). He was notorious for his inflammatory addresses, during which he repeatedly used the chant-phrase "Kill the Boer, Kill the Farmer".

In 1994 he became a member of parliament and served as Deputy Minister in the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. He was also elected as a member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC in 1991, in 1994, and again in 1997.

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