South Africa 16.5.2018 05:50 pm

Legendary photographer Sam Nzima to be remembered

LEGEND. Photographer Sam Nzima next to the famous photograph he took in 1976 during the Soweto Uprising at the opening of Inhlakanipho High School in KwaMashu. Picture: Phumlani Thabethe

LEGEND. Photographer Sam Nzima next to the famous photograph he took in 1976 during the Soweto Uprising at the opening of Inhlakanipho High School in KwaMashu. Picture: Phumlani Thabethe

His old employers are hosting a memorial service for him at their offices this week.

The life and times of Sam Nzima will be honoured during a memorial service to be held on Thursday for the veteran photographer who helped shape the political history of South Africa.

Masana Samuel “Sam” Nzima, 83, died on Saturday evening at Rob Ferreira Hospital in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.

Nzima’s iconic June 16 1976 photograph of Mbuyisa Makhubu carrying the fatally wounded Hector Pieterson away from the rioting crowd at the Soweto student uprising became a historical landmark feature.

A memorial service for the legendary lensman will be held at Tiso Blackstar on Thursday noon and be hosted by the Sowetan newspaper.

– African News Agency (ANA)

 

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