Through the Cracks: The untold story of Mbuyisa Makhubu

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Do you know who Mbuyisa Makhubu is? His tortured face stares out from Sam Nzima's famous photograph of the 1976 Soweto Uprising but little is known about the tall, lanky man in dungarees carrying a wounded Hector Pieterson. This four part podcast series investigates his journey from the most wanted man in Soweto, into exile and to his disappearance in 1978.

Period16 Jun 2016

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Media contributions

  • TitleThrough the Cracks: The untold story of Mbuyisa Makhubu
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEyewitness News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionA facial comparison was performed to assist the investigation into the missing Mbuyisa Makhubu.
    Producer/AuthorEyewitness News
    PersonsTobias Houlton


  • Facial comparison