Civil rights leader who worked as an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s, and the leader/founder of the BCM.
He founded the Black Consciousness Movement while a student activist at the University of Natal Medical School.
He was banned by the apartheid regime in February 1973 and it became forbidden for anyone to quote anything he said, including speeches or simple conversations.
He married Ntsiki Mashalaba in 1970 and had two children with her.
He is portrayed by Denzel Washington in the 1987 British drama film Cry Freedom.