- Posted August 3, 2013 by
Soweto, South Africa
This iReport is part of an assignment:
African culture: Street art
UK Street Artist's portrait of Ruth First in Soweto.
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
British street artist Ben Slow went to Soweto to paint this portrait of iconic anti-apartheid struggle figure, Ruth First. First was assassinated by apartheid forces in Mozambique. The street piece was commissioned by Shafiur Rahman, a UK documentary maker currently engaged in making a film about apartheid. The site is near Kliptown, famous for holding the Congress of the People which drafted The Freedom Charter.