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Lukhanyo and Abigail Calata with their five-year-old son Kwezi.

Instrument of Change

Journalist Lukhanyo Calata is a newsmaker in more ways than one. We speak to him about his book My Father Died for This, in which he and his wife Abigail document the Calata family’s legacy.

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Parliamentary news correspondent Lukhanyo Calata featured in newspapers long before he even understood what the media was all about. The son of the late Fort Calata – one of the Cradock Four who made news headlines in 1985 when they were brutally killed by apartheid state security agents – Lukhanyo was only three years old when his father died.


Nomonde receives Fort’s posthumous Order of Luthuli in Bronze from President Thabo Mbeki in 2006.

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