The year 1987 saw more executions in South Africa than any other year in the 20th century – a total of 164, and all but nine of these were black. On Wednesday, September 9th that year Pretoria Prison was the scene of another day of mass executions. The men hanged were Thaba Maluya, convicted in Springs; Josiah Mansi, Sebelo Michaels, Madwoloaza and Mphakamisi, convicted in Bloemfontein; and Nodwala Mooi, Sonnyboy Khezi, Jeffry Sanyo and Alfred Mrara convicted in Port Elizabeth.