SBF: Remembering Abram Tiro

There was an exodus of Black Consciousnes Movement leadership into exile in 1973. In february 1974, Onkgopotse Abram Tiro, a leader of the South African Students' Organisation (SASO), was killed by a parcel bomb near Gaborone, Botswana.


Tiro was completing an application form to continue his studies through the University of South Africa (Unisa) when a student known only as Lawrence handed him a parcel supposedly forwarded by the international University Exchange Programme. As he was opening it, the bomb exploded, killing him instantly. The killer agent was never uncovered but it was clear to the black masses that the Apartheid government was involved in Tiro's death. The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) failed to conduct an in-depth formal investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.

OUR FREEDOM FIGHTERS DIED FOR A CAUSE!!!

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