Late on the winter night of 27 June 1985, South Africa’s Security Forces set up a roadblock in the eastern Cape Province to abduct four anti-Apartheid activists, including Matthew Goniwe, their leader, a popular teacher from the small town of Cradock. They had been secretly targeted for political assassination and were murdered them in cold blood. To cover their tracks, the Security Forces mutilated and set fire to the bodies. The burnt remains of “the Cradock Four", as they came to be known, were later found near the Port Elizabeth suburb of Bluewater Bay. The murders became one of Apartheid’s murkiest and most controversial episodes.