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Soweto Uprising

Duration: 04:09

In 1976, the apartheid government in South Africa introduced Afrikaans as the first language of Soweto schools.

In response, students living in Soweto took to the streets to protest at the changes.

The government met the protestors with brutal force, with the ensuing violence shocking the world.

Bongi Mkhabela was one of the school girls who led the protests.

Available since: Thu 19 Jun 2014

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