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The Making of Saint Stephen Biko


by Michael Walsh

ON SEPTEMBER 12, 1977, a Black South African lost his life. Stephen Bantu Biko was notorious for his radical rhetoric in favour of Black revolutionary terrorism. However, such terrorism invariably led to the terrorisation and deaths — not of ethnic Europeans — but of fellow Africans who spurned the radical’s political ambitions.

The mass media are very coy as to Biko’s criminal record, but the outspoken firebrand was no placid leaflet distributor as the thoroughly discredited poison-pen pushers would have us believe.

Contrary to his media-manipulated image as an impoverished African embittered by life in a squatter camp, Biko was doing rather well in “separate development” South Africa. During his short-lived incendiary career the amateur revolutionary’s toxic tongue berated fellow Africans far more than it did ethnic Europeans.

Stephen Biko’s father Mzingaye Biko was a government clerk; Nokuzola Duna, his mother, a respectable housewife. Biko spoke three languages: Xhosa, Afrikaans, and English. As a pupil of Brownlee Primary School the radical excelled. Then, as the “Western” media’s hot-shot little revolutionary progressed, he attended Charles Morgan Higher Primary School. This school would have not been out of place in any European or American community.

In 1964 Stephen Biko was placed in Lovedale High School, a prestigious boarding school situated in Alice, South Cape. Biko was to then attend St. Francis College, from which he graduated. Biko studied to be a doctor at the University of Natal Medical School.

In 1971 two children were born to the ambitious Marxist and his wife. Stephen Biko sired a further two children to a radical activist associate. The expensively educated and ever-amorous revolutionary sired yet another son to Lorraine Tobane in 1977. Not bad for a 31-year-old doting and less than faithful husband; Biko was now father to five children born of three mothers.

Media presstitutes constantly refer to Biko as either ‘a martyr’ or as ‘a thinker’. The clear implication is that those whose views are not in harmony with his inflammatory deprecations are unthinking.

The Jewish-controlled media like to emphasize the imprisonment of revolutionary Blacks by the pre-1994 White government of South Africa. But Stephen Biko’s anti-apartheid movement practiced a much more authentically Black and Marxist method of dealing with fellow Blacks who opposed them: necklacing. The practice involved placing a burning, gasoline-soaked automobile tire around the necks of the dissidents, who then suffered a painful and prolonged death.

The well-educated young African agitator is portrayed as a martyr seeking ‘the liberation of non-Whites’. In reality, South Africa’s coloured communities enjoyed as much freedom and opportunity as does any ethnic European born into a European working class environment.

In “separate development” (“Apartheid” in Afrikaans) South Africa also lived and prospered 1.2 million Asians and one million Indians. Such non-African groups did well for themselves.

The Wall-Street-colonised continent of Africa is today home to 1.126 billion Africans. The vast majority of these largely decent peoples fare far worse than did Stephen Biko and his cohorts in “separate development” South Africa. It would seem that Africans, who, throughout the non-separate-development world find themselves at the bottom of the pecking order, always need to find anyone but themselves to blame for their shortcomings.


Stephen Biko, the African ‘who died in police custody’ was declared a patron saint by the West’s political elite and media. The same media have less to say about the 6,915 arrest-related deaths in the United States that occurred between 2003 and 2009. Name one of the victims! In Britain, during 2014 and 2015 there were a recorded 127 deaths including ‘suicide’ or prisoners who lost their lives during an arrest-related incident. Name one of the victims!

This puts into perspective the extraordinary canonisation of a middle-class African who died whilst in police custody in South Africa. Do you still think media hasn’t a political agenda?

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Recommended: Africa’s Killing Fields by Mike Walsh


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17 December, 2016 5:25 pm

Thank-you for clarifying the reality of this indoctrination martyr. It restores a personal, long past intuition which was correct, though socially punished into obscurity. In the late, 1980’s there was a popular song around, from Peter Gabriel, or Genesis, music band by the title “Biko”. At a party one night, the song came on the player, and everyone, to my estrangement and surprise started singing along with the chorus. I asked about it, and the story of his martyrdom was relayed. At the time I was naturally unsympathetic, which set me at odds with with white, if liberal, acquaintances and friends. I wish we had been afforded the truth about the asiatic and black communists in South Africa then. The argument could be made from the Biko martyrdom that it… Read more »

Robert Ferrara
Robert Ferrara
11 September, 2017 4:52 pm

Gabriel is another **** like that wanker Billy Bragg, who just loves the kaffirs, but lives in one of the poshest areas in London. Everyone of these a**holes are so far removed from the wogs that they adore.