Darius Segatle was the principal of a school in Rooijantjiesfontein, Lichtenburg [Northern Transvaal, now North West Province] until the end of 1960, when he was dismissed for his purported anti-state activities.  He was accused of playing a leading role in meetings agitating for the burning of passes, being a member of the ANC [African National Congress], and having said: ‘Being an African, I am a member of all African organisations and I shall always help where I can to let the organisation improve.’

The State claimed that when Segatle and Richard Molete were detained during the state of emergency things were notably peaceful in Rooijantjiesfontein.  Segatle was banished from the Lichtenburg district to Location No. 15, Gxulu, Keiskammahoek District, [Eastern Province, now Eastern Cape] on 24 January 1962.

Darius Segatle’s banishment order was revoked on 3 April 1968.

Contribution by Professor S. Badat, Rhodes University, 2012. From the book, Forgotten People - Political Banishment under Apartheid by Professor S. Badat

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