South Africa’s Left

Martin Plaut

It was a hot day. The fluffy clouds overhead did nothing to shade the crowd. They paid little heed to the heat – intent on the task before them. They were burying their dead, probably victims of a Government hit-squad. This was Cradock, a small Eastern Cape town, on 19 July 1985.

The full text of this essay is only available to subscribers of the London Review of Books.

You are not logged in