My child was fifteen years old at the time of the uprising, and suffered from nightmares and barely slept after he saw one of his friends shot. He would wake up trembling. I didn’t pay attention to this at first so I sent him to Thusong, because his grades got bad, and he started acted funny and doing those things that children do. So, they got him drawing pictures of what he saw. He drew pictures showing how his friend died. Most of the pictures showed hippos. This taught me a lot about what he was going through. In the beginning, all I cared about was that he was safe.4
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- 12.Belinda Bozzoli, Theatres of Struggle and the End of Apartheid (Athens: Ohio University, 2004), Throughout this work, Bozzoli discusses how until the 1986 Alexandra Six Day’s War how township exercised normal relations, in other words, that war disrupted everyday patterns of existence.Google Scholar
- 15.Thoko Mngoma influenced many people in Alexandra; one of them was Zithulele Msimang. During my interview with him, he explained and refuted notions that a leadership vacuum existed from the 1960s to the 1970s. He was one of the few men who paid homage to a female leader and attributed her influence on a younger generation. Sue Gordon features Mngoma in her work, A Talent for Tomorrow: Life Stories of South African Servants (Johannesburg: Ravan Press, 1985), 95–105.Google Scholar