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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Through The Cracks, the untold story of Mbuyisa Makhubu

Four years ago today, EWN went in search of the man who appeared in the iconic Soweto uprising image on 16 June 1976. As the country marks Youth Day, rediscover the untold story of Mbuyisa Makhubu in Through The Cracks.

The iconic photo of Hector Pieterson being carried on 16 June 1976. Picture: Sam Nzima.

Four years ago today, EWN went in search of Mbuyisa Makhubu, the 18-year-old who was captured in a now iconic image by photographer Sam Nzima during the Soweto Uprising on 16 June 1976, carrying a dying boy, Hector Pieterson.

While the photograph has endured, little is known about Makhubu.

As the country marks Youth Day, rediscover the untold story of Mbuyisa Makhubu in Through The Cracks.

Episode 1: The Hell Was Loose

Episode 2: Walking To Jamaica

Episode 3: Mbuyisa Discovered?

Episode 4: Lingering Mystery