Who was Lira Setona? Why Should We Care?

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In 1985 a powerful ungovernability swept though Vaal Reefs shafts 8 and 9 which established the indisputable presence of the National Union of Mineworkers. Dunbar Moodie in part 1 of these articles, describes how in this mobilisation Lira Setona, a charismatic figure was critical. Yet he was not a man of the union and his role was both controversial and admired.

 

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