A rendering of the Cradock Four book.

One evening in June 1985, four men travelled from Port Elizabeth to Cradock. Their car was intercepted. They were brutally murdered. What was found were the gruesome scenes of their burnt bodies, riddled with more than sixty stabbings. Only in the late 1990s, during the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, did their story emerge. This is the blow-by-blow story of The Cradock Four.

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About the author

A picture of Sizakele Gumede.Sizakele Gumede is an archivist, author, columnist and publisher. She has travelled extensively and has been to almost every corner of Southern Africa. History and heritage are her favourite subjects.

Her work experience includes more than twenty years as a school teacher and a specialist in Human Resource Development.

As a freelance writer and columnist, she has been published by several South African newspapers including the Sunday Times Travel Weekly, The Witness and the Weekend Witness. In 2014 she was a finalist in the Travel Writer Competition by City Press Trending.