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Tue February 12, 2013
Years After South African Woman Disappears During Apartheid, Family Still Searches For Answers
STILL ASKING FOR TRUTH
From South Africa, Thembi Simelane and her lawyer Howard Varney speak about their effort to uncover the truth about her sister, who is still missing. She was a courier for the African National Congress during the apartheid struggle, and she was taken, interrogated and tortured. No one has admitted to the murder, and this is one of many cases of disappeared people still unresolved in South Africa.
We hear from the musician about how he started the group Lady Smith Black Mambazo. Produced by David Schulman and Musicians in Their Own Words.
ANSWERS ABOUT GM FOOD
Letters from listeners answered by writer Mark Lynas.
GAS, GAS, GAS
Nate DiMeo tells a story about the "Mad Gasser." Listen to the Memory Palace for more of his work.
Music in this episode: "Last Song" by the Clogs; and "Umathemba" and other songs by Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
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