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The Wynberg Seven and others are honoured in the documentary, An Intolerable Amnesia.

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The documentary, An Intolerable Amnesia, tells the story of the Wynberg Seven. These seven high school students were arrested and imprisoned at Pollsmoor Prison in 1985 for protesting against Apartheid. In 1985 thousands of school student protestors used their voices to show their anger and threw stones at police who used the violence of water cannons and bullets to control the crowds.  Yet, the Wynberg Seven and many other innocent youth were charged with public violence.



Bradley Niekerk, who features in the documentary, was also imprisoned in 1985. Bradley is a past student of South Peninsula High School.  After the screening of the documentary, friends and family relived many of their experiences of 1985.  Mrs Niekerk, Bradley's mother, was happy to share her thoughts.


"We were terrified when Bradley went to prison," said Mrs Niekerk, Senior. "They placed our children with hardened criminals who were murderers and rapists. I visited Bradley every week. We were n…