Laurie Garrett interviews Phumzile Zulu at the 11th Annual People's World Banquet at Goodman's, Jack London Hall in Oakland, California, November 15, 1980. Phumile Zulu is a 23 year old South African woman living in exile in Morogoro, Tanzania. She was part of the Soweto Movement and was a prominent student leader at Zulu University in South Africa. She was detained and tortured twice by the South African security forces. She is now in the U.S. seeking medical treatment for damage suffered in these long sessions of torture. Phumzile's name means "to serve the Zulu people." She now teaches at the Freedom School for Exiled South African Children in Tanzania.
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