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Imam Haron book launch Gauteng


The board of trustees invites you to the book launch of



Saturday 17 November 2012  15h00 – Apartheid Museum, cnr Northern Parkway & Gold Reef Road, Ormonde, Johannesburg

Sunday 18 November 2012 15h00-  World Memon Foundation Centre, entrance to Laudium, Cnr Qagga Road & Maxwell Drive, Laudium   (KEYNOTE SPEAKER: AHMED KATHRADA)

Copies of the book will be on sale:  Soft cover- R150/ Hard Cover – R250

All Welcome: No cost but  RSVP essential for catering and seating :

Call or email:  Nazeema 021 683 1444 or

In May 1969 Imam Abdullah Haron, a Muslim religious leader living near Cape Town, was arrested under the Terrorism Act.

Four months later he was dead. The atrocity received scant coverage in the South African and international media.

This is a reprint of the book, first published in 1978 but, not surprisingly, banned in apartheid South Africa. It reveals the story behind the Imam activism and the events that led to his arrest and his eventual death in detention.

The Imam’s arrest and subsequent month long torture followed an all too familiar pattern and one which was repeated on numerous occasions, including the death in detention of Steve Biko on 12 September 1977.

The Killing of the Imam is a horrifying account of the South African Regime’s method of Harassment, torture and political murder, as well as the story of one man’s exceptional courage, faith and loyalty to the cause of freedom.


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