IN TWEETS: Tributes pour in for legendary photographer Sam Nzima

IN TWEETS: Tributes pour in for legendary photographer Sam Nzima

Nzima captured the picture of Mbuyisa Makhubu carrying Pieterson's body as he and Antoinette Sithole ran from the police, who were indiscriminately shooting at schoolchildren who were protesting in Soweto against the Bantu education system on June 16 1976. He approached The World and started freelancing for them before he took the iconic photo of the Soweto student uprisings in 1976.

The image displayed the brutality of the apartheid government to the world.

Nzima's photograph of the Soweto student uprising galvanized worldwide public opinion against apartheid, South Africa's system of racial discrimination that ended in 1994.

Nzima's photo was published on the front pages of major newspapers around the world.

According to SA Histroy Online, Nzima took up photography after being fascinated by a camera belonging to his teacher at school. He was eventually placed under house arrest for 19 months for taking photos of the uprising. But he became proud when he saw the lasting influence of his photo and its contribution to ending apartheid, he said. In 1998, he finally won the long standing legal battle. The museum, opened in 2002 in Soweto, shows the history of the Soweto students' uprising on June 16, 1976.

One of the leaders who planned and led the 1976 uprisings Seth Mazibuko says this is a big blow because two people (MamWinnie Madikizela-Mandela and Nzima) around the 1976 uprising have just passed away.

Ramaphosa described Nzima as one of a kind who used his camera to capture "the full brutality of apartheid oppression on the nation's psyche".

Nzima was honoured with the Order of Ikhamanga in Bronze in 2011.

Related News:



Most liked

Barca, Madrid in Super Club World Cup
Brazil's President Michel Temer has told the country's national football team to win the upcoming FIFA World Cup. Both UEFA and the Premier League are said to have concerns regarding the new competition.

Georgia candidate for governor launches 'Deportation Bus Tour'
The state senator's campaign goes on to attack one of his primary opponents, Lt. Casey Cagle, for his "failed leadership" concerning "illegal immigration".

Voters hand GOP gubernatorial nomination to Scott Wagner
Hampden Township resident Gil Longwell is knocking on doors for Laura Ellsworth. They were campaigning in Philadelphia over the weekend.

How much of Netflix's spending is going toward original shows?
The other main method for Netflix to pay the bills is through those monthly subscription fees paid by its members. The company expects its content spending for 2018 to be up to Dollars 8 billion.

FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact ETF (ESG) Declines 0.89% for May 15
Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 1.16972, the 24 month is 1.4934, and the 36 month is 1.21945. Williams %R is a popular technical indicator created by Larry Williams to help identify overbought and oversold situations.

Indian meteorological department issues fresh thunderstorm alert after dust storm hits Delhi
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had said that the thunderstorm will continue for the next 48 to 72 hours. On Tuesday, the IMD had forecasted that the wind speeds could reach approximately 74 km per hour.

Tamil Nadu Class 12 result 2018 to be declared today
When is Tamil Nadu SSLC Board Result 2018 likely? Once the result is released, you will receive a notification to check it. In 2017, the overall pass percentage recorded a marginal increase to 92.1 percent, as compared to 91.4 percent in 2016.

Aliens may well exist in a parallel universe, new studies find
These universes will be filled with Earth-like planets , society, and even Alien life that may be very similar to ours. A group of scientists now believe that aliens exist , but they are in a parallel universe or in another dimension.

Under construction flyover collapses in Varanasi, deaths feared
Varanasi District Magistrate Yogeshwar Ram Mishra said for now their prime focus is on rescue and relief work. Local administration was providing emergency services with medical and other teams carrying out rescue work.

Marcus Smart calls out JR Smith for 'dirty' play
This isn't the first time Smith got himself caught in the middle of the Boston's crowd's anger. That's not the first time JR has done some dirty stuff, especially playing against us.

UAE announces first day of Ramadan 2018
The Holy Month is expected to start on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Other than fasting they also engage in charitable activities. So they said that Ramadan will start from 17th of May.

Eden Hazard's future put under the spotlight by further Don Balon falsities
Herrera could be tasked with stifling the winger he regards so highly when Chelsea play United in the FA Cup final this Saturday. I have one week to play now. "It's always hard after you win the league - we saw it two years ago.

Europa League Final 2018: how and where to watch
Marseille , meanwhile, are aiming for Euro glory on the 25th anniversary of their Champions League triumph. Has no human losses on the eve of the final.

Unemployment in the East drops - but so does number of workforce jobs
Sinclair argues that thousands of United Kingdom employers are still betting on continuing economic growth and are trying to hire. Wages in the United Kingdom are rising faster than inflation figures released this morning show.

Mourners line streets of Liverpool as Alfie Evans hearse passes
Announcing the news of his death on 28 April , his parents said: "Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30am". Evans was born on May 9, 2016, and was first taken to hospital in December of that year after suffering seizures.