What do we know about the young man in the iconic picture of the 1976 Soweto Youth Uprising, who is seen carrying Hector Pieterson?
'Through the cracks - the untold story of Mbuyisa Makhubu', is a 4-part podcast series compiled by EWN reporter, Mandy Weiner, who endeavoured to find his whereabouts.
702/Cape Talk's Redi Tlhabi spoke to her about the inspiration behind pursuing the story and what she has discovered from her year of investigations.
Listen to the conversation below:
We felt it important for the legacy of Mbuyisa Makhubu and the generation of 1976 to tell a story like this in this way.— Mandy Weiner, EWN reporter
Weiner has been working on the story for more than a year in an effort to tell Makhubu's story in the most authentic way possible.
The overwhelming sense that I got from everyone I spoke to about this, is that people just don't know. They've learnt to live with not knowing.— Mandy Weiner, EWN reporter
This article first appeared on 702 : Questions still linger around 1976 Soweto Uprisings' Mbuyisa Makhubu