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Sophiatown Removals

In 1955 apartheid South Africa forcibly evicted residents from a multi-racial suburb in Johannesburg. Victor Mokine, who was 10 years old at the time, remembers the day.

On 9 February 1955 apartheid South Africa forcibly evicted residents from Sophiatown, a multi-racial suburb in Johannesburg. It was demolished and turned into a whites-only area called Triomf. Victor Mokine was a child at the time and shares his memories with Witness.

(Photo: Victor Mokine at the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre in Sophiatown. Credit: THMC)

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Mon 9 Feb 2015 08:50GMT

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