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"They were recruited as labourers and were not supposed to carry any guns. They couldn't be trusted with guns, even to fight white men!"

Writer Mothobi Mutloatse on the South Africans lost with the SS Mendi in 1917

Mothobi Mutloatse, a South African writer and publisher, talks about the sinking of the SS Mendi in the First World War in 1917, with many South Africans on board, how it inspired the Sesotho version of South Africa’s national anthem, and the ongoing struggle for recognition for their sacrifice.

April 30, 2014 by Editor
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