20 Popular SA Politicians Who Sought Refugee In Other African Countries During Apartheid

When most African countries were still fighting for independence, it’s the countries that had already gained independence that helped them find a place of sanctuary and a place to organize themselves so they could end the reign of terror by the Apartheid government. In  the case of South Africa, most liberated African countries were a hiding place for many South African politicians during Apartheid.

Here is a list of 25 popular South African political figures who sought refugee in other African countries during Apartheid.

1. Oliver Tambo

Oliver Tambo went in exile in Mozambique and Lusaka, Zambia.

Oliver Tambo

2. Moses Mabhida

Moses Mabhida was in exile in the 1980s. He was based in Lesotho, Mozambique, and Swaziland.

Moses Mabhida

3. President Jacob Zuma

During the liberation struggle the president lived in Swaziland and Mozambique.

Jacob Zuma

4. Tokyo Sexwale

Mr Sexwale a well known South African businessman, politician, anti-apartheid activist, and former political prisoner left South Africa In 1975 and went into exile in Morocco.

Tokyo Sexwale

5. Nelson Mandela

In 1961 Nelson Mandela escaped the country and traveled all over Africa.

Nelson Mandela

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