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This month in history - Oct 2017

Helen Joseph is put under house arrest

On Saturday, 13 October 1962 Former political activist, Helen Joseph, fell victim to the Draconian apartheid legislations. She became the first person to be put under house arrest under the Sabotage Act, introduced by the newly appointed Minister of Justice, B.J Voster. The conditions attached to her arrest included a prohibition on leaving her house at night and over weekends and also on receiving visitors.

Source: www.sahistory.org.za