In a plan orchestrated by exiled freedom fighter Ronnie Kasrils (who was working undercover in London), the Recruits’ activities included planting non-lethal bucket bombs that propelled thousands of resistance leaflets into the skies of Johannesburg, Cape Town, East London, Durban and Port Elizabeth, playing pre-recorded street broadcasts from exiled leaders, and dropping large ANC banners from Landmark buildings that read ‘THE ANC LIVES.’
A city-by-city timeline of incidents can be found here.
On behalf of the ANC, the recruits sought to pierce apartheid censorship by delivering information and messages of resistance into the heart of South Africa.
The Recruits’ activities made national headlines in numerous newspapers including the Cape Argus and The World.
Did you witness the ANC leaflet bombs or come into contact with the London Recruits? Do you know someone who did? Please get in touch with ANY information or leads.
London Recruits Director Gordon Main says ‘To find South African eyewitnesses will be to find the missing voice in this great story. We are sure that you are out there and we really want to hear from you, so our nationwide appeal starts today. If you can help, please do get in touch.’
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UPDATE: Since publishing this article, we have had coverage in several news outlets including The Citizen and the Cape Argus. Yesterday (21/11/16), Director Gordon Main and freedom fighter Ronnie Kasrils discussed our urgent eyewitness appeal live with Joanne Joseph on eNCA.
Read articles below.
ANC letter bombing story of ‘courage’ – Cape Argus.
The whites who bombed the apartheid government – The Citizen.
ANC leaflet bomb witnesses asked to tell story – Cape Argus.
Film highlights drama behind pamphlet bombs – Bloemfontein Courant
Have you seen this poster before? – Daily Voice
Joanne Joseph, Gordon Main & Ronnie Kasrils on eNCA – Photo Credit @.