Milestones

Died. Walter Sisulu, 90, South African political activist, chief strategist of the African National Congress (ANC) and longtime jail mate of Nelson Mandela; in Johannesburg. Sisulu, son of a black domestic worker and a white railwayman, was a founding member of the ANC's armed wing. In 1963 a group of antigovernment activists were tried for planning acts of sabotage and antiapartheid revolution, for which Sisulu and Mandela were sentenced to life imprisonment. Sisulu spent the next 25 years incarcerated on the infamous Robben Island. "He has not been honored the way some of us have been... nevertheless, he stood head...

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