The Meaning of Rural Political Violence: The Meaning of the Anti-Witchcraft Attacks

The Meaning of Rural Political Violence: The Meaning of the Anti-Witchcraft Attacks

This paper attempts to unpack the reasons surrounding the anti-witchcraft attacks preceding the 12 May 1986 Brooklyn Trust Land, Mapulaneng, mass meeting that was held on the local soccer field. It analyses the political effectiveness of the Brooklyn Youth Organisation.

 

The Meaning of Rural Political Violence
Edwin Ritchken
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Edwin Ritchken is a former Researcher in the History Department at the University of the Witwatersrand.

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