History September 06, 2018 at 04:00 am

These 5 Africans spent decades in prison for political reasons

Farida Dawkins

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Farida Dawkins September 06, 2018 at 04:00 am

September 06, 2018 at 04:00 am | History

Andimba Toivo ya Toivo…The Namibian

Andimba Toivo ya Toivo

Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo was a Namibian anti-apartheid activist and politician.

Toivo emigrated to Capetown in the 1950s. It was then when he became instrumental in the founding of South West African People’s Organisation (SWAPO) and the Ovamboland People’s Organization (OPO) in 1959.

Because of his activism on behalf of Namibian independence, Toivo was jailed in 1966 under the Terrorism Act. He was sentenced to 20 years. He served 16 years on Robben Island.

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