On the morning of Saturday 27th September 1969, 50 years ago, in the Maitland Police cells, Imam Abdullah Haron’s life was ended at age 45, by agents of the apartheid government. A leader of people was taken from our country in the prime of his life. The reason was that this righteous man was a threat to the racist and powerful, minority elite. He worked amongst the poorest communities of Cape Town, and was centrally involved in the political activities of the liberation organisations during these “brutally repressive times” as Professor Aslam Fataar describes this time.
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