One white man and 14 blacks were paraded for a mass execution at Pretoria Prison on Monday, November 14th, 1960. For the first time ever in South African judicial history the lone white man’s identity was kept secret to protect his family – he was found guilty of raping his six-year-old daughter.

Of the others, Phineas Tshitaundzi was convicted of raping two white women and robbing three white men, all the crimes having taken place in Pretoria between 1955 and 1959. The other 13 were convicted of murder.

There were 76 executions in South Africa in 1960, of which only two involved white men.