Documentary filmmakers are looking for people who saw the “leaflet bombings” organised by the ANC in the 1960s and 70s.
The doccie is called London Recruits and is being spearheaded by the founding member of the Umkhonto weSizwe (MK), Ronnie Kasrils.
While exiled in London, Kasrils managed to help make these non-lethal bombs that were exploded all over South Africa.
In the fight to end apartheid, the ANC would spread information to mense through leaflet bombs which would explode in public places, sometimes right in front of police.
Although the filmmakers are looking for mense who witnessed these bombings, they say: “We also want to speak to anyone who witnessed other African National Congress activities between 1967-73 (like) street broadcasts featuring the voice of exiled leader Robert Resha calling for resistance to apartheid.”
Researchers have been scrutinising newspaper archives searching for eyewitnesses.
In November 1969, a former Rhodesian cop spotted freedom fighter Eddie Adams with leaflet bombs at the Adderley Street entrance to the rail station, and outside Standard Bank in Adderley Street.
If you were a witness, or assisted anti-apartheid struggle heroes back in the day, check out the Facebook page, I Saw It SA, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The filmmakers are also looking for footage.