Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
2 minute read
15 Jun 2021
5:05 am

Black Consciousness Movement’s role in 1976 uprising ‘ignored’

Brian Sokutu

‘Leaders of current government call it Youth Day because they never led revolt.’

Anti-apartheid activist and student leader from the class of '76, Seth Mazibuko. Picture: Gallo Images

His voice choking with emotion, Seth Mazibuko – a leader of the 16 June, 1976 uprising – is hurt by the ANC’s failure to recognise the role played by the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) in the liberation of South Africa, warning of people’s patience wearing thin due to government’s lack of service delivery. Speaking from his home in Soweto’s Orlando East – the historic site of his arrest in 1976 – Mazibuko opened up to The Citizen about the pain of BCM being sidelined by the ANC. ALSO READ: Soweto ’76 leader slams govt over poor education, ‘keeping people as...