African Oral Narratives
Military Intelligence in Apartheid-era South Africa

An interview with pensioner Molefi John Phasha of Rammolutsi by Dale McKinley and Ahmed Veriava.

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Creator: McKinley, Dale
Phasha, Molefi
Veriava, Ahmed
Contributing Institutions: SAHA; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Contributor: Moses Moremi (Transcriber)
Biography: In his late sixties at the time of the interview, Molefi John Pasha was born and raised in nearby Bothaville and received a Standard 6 education. He worked in a hotel, as well as for a furnisher (as a salesman and trainer) and a pawn shop. He moved to Rammolutsi a few years ago and lives in a shack on an allocated stand. He has five children and has been married twice – he never divorced his first wife with whom he had two kids. He got married again to another woman who died in April 2007 – they had three kids. Molefi survives on his pension grant. He recently joined the Independent Democrats (ID) and is trying to start a branch in Rammolutsi.
Description: This interview with pensioner Molefi John Phasha was conducted by Dale McKinley and Ahmed Veriava in Rammolutsi in 2007 as part of the South African History Archive's Alternative History Project, titled 'Forgotten Voices in the Present'.
Date: July 24, 2007
Location: Rammolutsi, Free State, Republic of South Africa
Format: Audio/mp3
Language: English
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Digitizer: SAHA
Source: SAHA collection AL3280

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