Sunday, 22 July, 2018


S/Africa mourns veteran photojournalist Sam Nzima

South Africa lensman who took iconic Soweto uprising S/Africa mourns veteran photojournalist Sam Nzima
Noah Ferguson | 16 May, 2018, 15:46

Nzima is best known for taking the iconic photograph of a wounded Hector Pieterson during the 1976 youth uprisings, an image that was shown across the world and took the Struggle against apartheid into the living rooms of the most influential and the ordinary.

The uprising took place on June 16th, 1976 and involved an estimated 20,000 students from Sowetan schools who begin demonstrations and protest after Afrikaans (the language of the apartheid regime) became the language of instruction in local schools.

"Suddenly the world could no longer ignore apartheid", wrote Time. When he saw his schoolteacher, Ben Mhlongo, with a Kodak box camera taking photographs, Sam's inspiration was sacked up and he knew he had to emulate his mentor.

Ramaphosa conveyed his condolences to the Nzima family on behalf of his government and the people of South Africa.

Nzima's photo was published on the front pages of major newspapers around the world. Eventually, however, due to its lasting effect and influence, he became proud of it.

In 1998 Nzima won the copyright for the much reproduced photo. Pieterson's sister, Antoinette, whose grief is captured in the photo, has for many years been a guide at the museum. Nzima's photograph is the centerpiece of the exhibit.

Both the President and the ANC noted the awarding of the Order of Ikhamanga in Bronze in 2011 to Nzima for his contribution to photojournalism in South Africa.

As tributes continue to pour in for legendary photojournalist Sam Nzima who died in Nelspruit on Saturday, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) says the country's history should be told fairly so it reflects all sides and heroes of the time.

"Mr Sam Nzima was one of a kind, ? said President Cyril Ramaphosa, "his camera captured the full brutality of apartheid oppression on the nation?s psyche and history".

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