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“Oiling the Machinery”: Recruitment and Conversion in Alexandra’s Underground Movement

  • Dawne Y. Curry
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Abstract

During a routine and highly secretive recruiting trip in South Africa’s Northwestern Province activists Simon “Bafana” Mohlanyaneng1 and David Ramusi approached 15-year-old Solomon Baloyi, who was on his way back from attending a soccer match in rural Jonathan. The operatives planned to extend Alexandra’s theatre of operation by gauging the interest of this fertile ground. Their chances were optimized by the schools being closed. The student uprising had swept the nation into an orgy of violence and protests. Pupils had taken to the streets, as they had no classes to attend, so Bafana seized this opportunity to impress upon Baloyi that he should join the armed struggle as many of his own colleagues had done.

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Military Training Soccer Match Political Education Apartheid Regime Safe House 
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