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Letters February-August 1973

  • ZA HPRA A2084-A-Aa-Aa1-Aa1.1-Aa1.1.3-Aa1.1.3.2a
  • Bestanddeel
  • February-August 1973
  • Part of Helen Suzman Papers

Includes: letter from a William Gouws, Baviaanspoort Prison, re the killing by warders of Jacobus Pieterson on 21/03/1973.

Undated letters

  • ZA HPRA A2084-A-Aa-Aa1-Aa1.1-Aa1.1.3-Aa1.1.3.2b
  • Bestanddeel
  • undated
  • Part of Helen Suzman Papers

Includes: Letter from a prisoner's mother, Mrs Grey, concerning her son Jacob Benjamin Strydom at Kroonstad Prison.

Letters 1976-1977

  • ZA HPRA A2084-A-Aa-Aa1-Aa1.1-Aa1.1.4-Aa1.1.4.3
  • Bestanddeel
  • 1976-1977
  • Part of Helen Suzman Papers

Includes: letter dated 22/06/1976 from Mr. MS Phehlane re being arrested & the lack of sporting facilities like a bioscope in Brandfort jail; 05/07/1977 letter from the Acting Commissioner of Prisons about money received for Ronald Mkize.

Undated letters

  • ZA HPRA A2084-A-Aa-Aa1-Aa1.1-Aa1.1.4-Aa1.1.4.4
  • Bestanddeel
  • undated
  • Part of Helen Suzman Papers

Includes: letter concerning 3 deaths at Standerton prison due to ill-treatment; letter saying being imprisoned for dagga possession is unfair when "I found dagga selling and being smoked like hot buns" [in prison].

Letters 1978

Includes letter from China Mandela, St. Albans Prison, PE: "worst of all we are being told that we belong to an underprivileged [sic] race. Is the word kaffir not forbidden to use?", dated 20/07/1978.

Letters 1979

Includes: 19/03/1979: photocopy of letter from an inmate of Allandale Prison referring to "Nazi law" and "Stalin camp" treatment of prisoners; 26/06/1979: letter from Velile Rasmen, St. Albans Prison, saying "Is the term [kaffir] not abolished. This prison is built in a modern [sic] way but what is done behind the scenes in it imitates Auschwitz in Poland."; 10/07/1979: letter from Victor Mkhele also St. Albans refers to "St. Albans imitates terrible Nazi concentration camps.... At the hospital section Dr. Lang and a coloured warder Mr. Peterson are playing a ruthless role... Prisoners of the 1976 unrest want your help.".

Undated letters

  • ZA HPRA A2084-A-Aa-Aa1-Aa1.1-Aa1.1.6-Aa1.1.6.2
  • Bestanddeel
  • undated
  • Part of Helen Suzman Papers

Includes: letter addressed to "Miss" from "Black Warders" at Point Prison complaining about the man in charge there who they call "UDIAMIN"; letter from Zonderwater Prison concerning the death by shooting with an R1 rifle of Joseph Kganagama and the death / murder of Edgar Banda at the same prison.

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