After serving a prison term of nine years under the terrorism act, well-known anti-apartheid and Afrikaner writer Breyten Breytenbach was released on 2 December 1982.
Breytenbach was sentenced under the Terrorism Act and charged with attempting to open a white wing branch of the African National Congress (ANC), Okhela or Atlas .
He was released after immense international intervention and asserted pressure on the South Africa’s apartheid government.
Shortly, after his release from prison Breytenbach left South Africa to live in France.
Source: South African History Online
Compiled by Moeketsi Mogotsi/Courant News