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Mothers with Detained Children Discuss Trauma
Athlone, Cape Town

Duration: 00:16:23

People: Tina Forbes, Mrs. Pandy

Primary Language(s): English

Description: Interviews with Mrs. Tina Forbes and Mrs. Pandy, mothers of detained students, Ashley Forbes (founding member of the Cape Youth Congress and MK member arrested at the time of Ashley Kriel's death) and Yasmina Pandy (detained alongside Forbes for 'terrorism'). Mothers describe the traumas experienced as police were searching for their children, and when their children were arrested.

Short Clips

"Well, in that case, I'm just going to stand here because this will be the nearest I am with my child for a year and two months." 00:02:17
Description: Tina Forbes describes visiting her son, Ashley, in the hospital after he had been detained for ‘terrorism’ under Section 29. Initially, Mrs. Forbes is told she can not see her son. Eventually, she is able to see him and is shocked by his condition.