From Ken keable, editor of London Recruits
Here is an article by Mike Pentelow in London local paper Fitzrovia News about a guided walk by ANC intelligence chief Ronnie Kasrils, visiting the places in London where he used to meet his London Recruits to prepare them for their dangerous missions in apratheid era South Africa.
Click here to download (40MB) Radio 4’s Saturday Live podcast of Steve Marsling and Sean Hosey telling the story of their lives as undercover ANC recruits. Alternatively visit the Radio 4 website to listen to the interview. Their part starts more than 45 minutes into the programme.
Steve and Sean were both members of the Young Communist League. YCL London District Secretary Bob Allen recruited Steve, who in turn recruited Sean. On his second mission, in 1972, Sean was arrested in Durban, tortured, kept in solitary confinement, and jailed for five years under South Africa’s Suppression of Communism Act. In this interview, he gives a very moving account of his experiences.