Steve Biko- A Strong Leader
A South African Freedom Fighter
?The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.?(Biko- Statement as witness at Cape Town Conference) These are the famous words of Steve Biko. This individual was an anti-apartheid activist who as a strong leader was brave, encouraging and challenging.
Steve Biko attended junior school at Charles Morgan where he was to make his mark as one of the most promising learners. He had an outstanding performance. Steve was to attend his senior secondary studies at Forbes Grant High School. Again because of his academic performance he held regular evening classes for his classmates as a volunteer. In 1963 he was admitted to Lovedale but was expelled in the same year as a result of the political activities of his brother, Khaya Biko. Khaya was a member of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) and had tried to recruit Steve unsuccessfully. The expulsion was to mark the turning point of Steve?s life. He stared to show an interest in anti-Apartheid politics. By 1972 Biko was one of the founders of the Black Peoples Convention (BPC) working on social upliftment projects around Durban, he then became elected as the first president
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