Emergency: South Africa, 1985 (for Victoria Mxenge)
Sterling D. Plumpp
Rixaka No. 3
Published by African National Congress

This poem expresses the determination to overthrown apartheid and what such success would mean. (Poem)
Victoria Mxenge was a lawyer who became increasingly politically active after her husband, Griffiths, was killed by the secret police force headquartered at Vlakplaas. She herself was assassinated just before a trial in which she was assisting was to begin. 10,000 people attended her funeral.

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