Man Who Killed Apartheid, The

The Life of Dimitri Tsafendas

Author(s): DOUSEMETZIS, Harris with Gerry Loughran
ISBN13/Barcode: 9781431427543

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On September 6, 1966, Dimitri Tsafendas stabbed to death Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd. Afterwards, Tsafendas was declared to be a schizophrenic who believed a tapeworm lived inside him which controlled his actions, and that he had no political motive for assassinating Verwoerd. Tsafendas went down in history as a deranged parliamentary messenger. For fifty years, this story prevailed. However, this book now reveals the truth about Tsafendas&;that he was deeply political from an earlyage. After the assassination, Tsafendas volunteered a series of incontestable political reasons for killing Verwoerd, but these, along with details of his political past, were never allowed to see the light of day. This book reveals the extent of the cover-up by South Africa&;s authorities and the desperate lengths they went to conceal the existence of Tsafendas&;s opposition to apartheid.

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ISBN13/Barcode 9781431427543
ISBN10 1431427543
Author DOUSEMETZIS, Harris with Gerry Loughran
Binding Paperback
Date Published 22 Jan 2019
Frequency No
Report Date 2022/02/02
Pages 483
Publisher Jacana

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