South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid

Interview Segment

Bob Vassen interviewed by Ruen Govinder
2005 East Lansing, Michigan, United States.


"There was nothing romantic about it, pretty boring actually. We had to do surveillance ... because no human life could ever be endangered." [2:16]

Bob Vassen, a member of Umkonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the ANC, explained the lengths to which they went to avoid endangering people and the enormous difficulty facing the movement after many ANC leaders were arrested in the early 1960s.

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