South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid

Interview Segment

John Biyase interviewed by Jesse Harber
October 7, 2006 Johannesburg, South Africa.


"I really want to get this apartheid government down. But we do not have weapons, we do not have anything, just a song. It gave us power and strength." [3:22]

Biyase sings a song that marchers sang on the way to John Vorster Square, saying "What have we done to deserve this?" The song expressed powerful emotions of anger, frustration, and helplessness; it brought people together to go on.

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