Askari: A Story of Collaboration and Betrayal in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle Background

Askari: A Story of Collaboration and Betrayal in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle Background

Askari was written by noteworthy author Jacob Dlamini, which was published in 2014. It tells the story of small- and large-scale struggles faced during the calamity brought by Apartheid in South Africa between 1948 and 1991. More specifically, Dlamini highlights the profile of 'Comrade September.' September was a compelling ANC operative and well-known MK commander abducted by Apartheid security police from Swaziland during 1986.

He endured torture and interrogation by the security police, leading him to reveal secret information that put the lives of his former comrades in danger. Dlamini provides an in-depth examination of the motives behind September's unthinkable actions from cooperating with his captors to instigating the deaths of his former comrades. Yet he doesn't make an effort to excuse September's actions.

He explores the depths of South Africa's complex political history surrounding Apartheid, shedding light on social and moral factors that played huge roles in this divisiveness.

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