Harry Gwala

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Themba Harry Gwala (July 1920 in New Hanover, KwaZulu-Natal – 20 June 1995) was a firebrand leader in the African National Congress (ANC) and South African Communist Party in South Africa. He was imprisoned on Robben Island from 1964 to 1972.[1]

He was often seen as a warlord because of his uncompromising and militant stance in the conflict between the ANC and the Inkatha Freedom Party in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, in which many hundreds died in politically motivated violence.[2]

See also[edit]

  • Siphiwe Mvuyane, a South African policeman who was renowned for killing underground MK operatives and ANC people.


  1. ^ "Profile of Harry Themba Gwala". The Presidency. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Harry Gwala, 74, a Zulu Ally Of Mandela Who Fought Zulus". New York Times. 21 June 1995. Retrieved 19 March 2016.