Dr Peter Magubane a pfaleriwa ari swakwe

© David Meyer-Gollan

Ndlela yovava yon’wi miyeta

Siku ari xe kahle tani hintolovelo hi June 1969 rivuye riva leri nga cinca vutomi bya n’wamahungu Dr Peter Magubane. Xibakele xovava xon’wimiyeta xin’wi chela e hansi. Aku ngari rosungula a xanisiwa hi maphorisa, kambe sweswi a koka kokiwa ayisiwa e Pretoria Central Prison. Laha anga fika a konanisiwa kona hi maphorisa. Vakoxe leswaku avabyela loko a rhumeriwile hi makhomonisi kuva a veka Afrika Dzonga eka xiyimo xo biha. A yimisiwile ehenhla ka switina leswi aswi ninginika kuringana 5 wamasiku na vusiku bya kona, Peter a titivala hi siku ravuntlhanu.

A vekiwa exiyindlwanini xakwe ari yexe kufikela hi October 1969, laha anga hehliwa hi nandzu wa Suppression of Communism Act. Milandzu yiya emahlweni yin’wi nela. Hi February 1970, endzhaku kaloko atava a tshunxiwile eka milandzu leyo sungula, a tlhela a pfaleriwa hi xihatla, endzeni ka khoto. Vaya emahlweni van’wiveka ari yexe. Hi August 1970, a hehliwa nakambe hi nandzu lowu awuri ehansi ka Terrorism Act, nakambe hi March 1971, ehansi ka Section Six ya the Terrorism Act — leswi aswivula leswaku u fanele kupfaleleriwa makumu.

Eku heteleleni a tshunxiwa hi 1971. Peter u tshame masiku yoringana 586 e khotsweni laha a pfaleriwe ari yexe.

Unga rivali, kambe rivalela

U boheke kuva a tshika ntirho eka Rand Daily Mail naswona ari ehansi ko yirisiwa kuringana 5 wamalembe hi 1972, a tlula swipimelo laha anga tshama ekhotsweni 6 watinhweti. 'Ndzi hakerile hakelo yakuva muteki wa swithombe laha tikweni leri,' ahi hlevela.

Kute loko kuyirisiwa ka yena swihela hi October 1975, u tlhelerile entirhweni wayena eka Rand Daily Mail. 'Akuri hava na munhu na un’we loyi ata ndzi miyeta kuva ndzi vula ntiyiso!' Hin’wayitelo hi loko a hlamusela na hileswi anga kumisa swona tindlela naku hanya kahle ari yexe leswi apfaleriwe ari swakwe. Matimba yakwe aya huma eka ‘Xikwembu’, Andzi switiva leswaku andzi onhanga nchumu. Lexi andzi endle xona akuri kuteka swinepe swa vana vari ekutirheni e mapurasini.'

Andzi kota kutwa swivochwa leswinwana swikalakala vusiku hinkwabyo loko swirikarhi swixanisiwa. Loko andzilo ehleketa leswaku ndzi ndzexe, andzitava ndzi lahlele thawula. Kambe swindzi pfunile swinene kutiva leswaku andzi ngari ndzexe loyi axanisiwa. Avari kona lava ava xanisiwa kutlula mina, e Robben Island, laha ava tirhela xigwevo xa rifu. Namuntlha i wanuna worhula loyi a hatlisaka ku hleka, swatikomba leswaku anga pfumelelanga maxangu lawa ku tala embilwini ya yena. ‘Unga rivali, kambe rivalela’ vutomi byiya emahlweni.