1980 – Mandla
When two dim-witted thieves escape from prison and ransack Mandla’s house, the young boy’s parents believe he and his friend are to blame. Determined to prove their innocence, Mandla and his pal set off in search of the true culprits.
14 – The local community at Soekmekaar resists forced removal and damages the police station.
12 – The Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk (NGK) together with its sister churches for Blacks (the NGK in Afrika), Coloureds (the NG Sendingkerk) and Indians (the Reformed Church in Africa), issue a statement that the Churches will bring no objection in principle should authorities judge that circumstances justify reconsideration of the Immorality Act and the Mixed Marriages Act.
1 – Bombs explode at Sasol One and Two and Natref Eight at Sasolburg and Secunda, with no injuries and RM58 damage. The attack was organised by Solomon Mahlangu of the Umkhonto weSizwe Special Operations.
Special Branch policeman Detective-Sergeant T.G. Zondi is shot at in Sobantu Village.
14 – The Soweto community calls for a stayaway to protest against rent increases.
21 – A terrorist is killed in Chiawelo and a child is injured by police in the process.