This versatile gentleman, with his many colleagues, arrests around 3,000 Africans every day. He can question them in secret for as long as he likes. And he cannot be forced to account for any of his actions. Given such power, at least 15 people have died under his ‘questioning’ in the past several years. This is South Africa’s police State. This is how apartheid is enforced. Help us work toward ending it. Join the Anti-Apartheid Movement, 89 Charlotte Street, London W1, Tel: 01-580 5311.
Poster describing South African police powers. The 1967 Terrorism Act gave the police to detain people indefinitely without disclosing where they were being held. At least 15 prisoners died in detention in the first few years of the Act.
Used by permission of the Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives Committee.
Collection: Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House, Oxford University, Oxford, UK