United Democratic Front (UDF) (Observatory branch),Legalised Murder, 1985. Silkscreen poster probably printed at CAP, Cape Town. Artist(s) unknown. By 1985 the popular revolt against apartheid was widespread. On 20 July 1985, President PW Botha imposed a State of Emergency on 36 magisterial districts. The State of Emergency gave the government increased powers and, within months, more than 10,000 people were detained and many were abducted and killed. Collection: CHR/UWC-Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archives

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