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OUR friend Leviticus was sick. What‘s wrong with him? No one knows. It‘s his leg, someone said.So my friend Johnny (not his real name) and I had to go see him. We knew the hospital well. Ah, Jubilee Hospital, said Johnny when we arrived. He used to bring activists shot by the apartheid police here in the late 1980s.Leviticus is a man dear to us. He is much older, just over 60 now. In the 1970s he was a taxi operator and a gangster.In the 1980s he found, or was found by, the struggle against apartheid. He became a well-known civic activist in our area, and got caught up in hundreds of demonstrations.In 1985, he was arrested for public violence after a protest march, convicted and jailed for six months. He came back from prison with a certificate in theology and a fierce determination that the ANC would be in power within a few years. He was right.In 1994, Leviticus declared that the struggle was over and he became a taxi-queue marshal. He never again went near a political meeting exc...

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