David Goldblatt
The graves of the Cradock Four, Cradock, Eastern Cape. 14 October 2004

Matthew Goniwe, Fort Calata, Sicelo Mhlauli and Sparrow Mkonto were anti-apartheid activists of the United Democratic Front and Cradock Residents' Association. They were assassinated by members of the Security Branch of the South African Police on 27 June 1985. Their assassins, Eric Alexander Taylor, Gerhardus Johannes Lotz, Nicholas Jacobus Janse van Rensburg, Harold Snyman, Johan Martin van Zyl and Hermanus Barend du Plessis, were refused amnesty for the murders by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Thus far no-one, including the superiors who gave them orders, has been prosecuted for the crimes.

archival pigment ink on cotton rag paper
paper size: 112 x 133.5cm
image size: 99 x 120.5cm
edition of 10

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