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South Africa: My Father Died for This

Al Jazeera English investigates the South African government’s failure to prosecute apartheid era murders

My Father Died for This, an Al Jazeera People & Power documentary, follows Lukhanyo Calata’s ongoing struggle to compel the South African authorities to prosecute those responsible for his father’s brutal murder at the hands of the apartheid regime. Lukhanyo’s father Fort Calata was one of the Cradock Four (alongside Matthew Goniwe, Sparrow Mkhonto and Sicelo Mhlauli), a group of black activists from the town of Cradock who were abducted, tortured and murdered in 1985. Why, 25 years after the democratically elected ANC came to power, has this case (and an estimated 400 other apartheid era murders) remained unprosecuted? Naashon Zalk and Hamilton Wende investigate for Al Jazeera’s People & Power.

South Africa: My Father Died for This airs from THURSDAY, 6 MAY – SUNDAY, 9 MAY 2021

Broadcast Times

South Africa

Thu 6 May at 12:30AM

Thu 6 May at 11:30AM

Fri 7 May at 5:30AM

Sat 8 May at 6:30PM

Sun 9 May at 7:30AM

A few hours after first broadcast the films will be available to view on People and Power’s web page: and YouTube channel:


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