In the Media

June 2020

The Free Siyanda campaign launch is listed in the ‘Calendar of Racism and Resistance – Incorporating Covid-19 Roundup (20 May – 3 June 2020)’, published on the 4 June 2020 by The Institute of Race Relations.

The campaign appears in the ‘Policing – General‘ section as follows:

28 May: A nationwide justice campaign questioning the conviction of Siyanda Mngaza is launched in Cardiff. Campaigners say the young woman, aged 20 at the time of her arrest, was the victim of a racist crime, and yet she was arrested by police and subsequently sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison for GBH for defending herself. (FreeSiyanda.comRace Alliance Wales, Facebook, 28 May 2020)”


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BLM UK adds the Free Siyanda petition to their Petitions page


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The Queer Kiwi adds the Free Siyanda petition to their petition page


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Link Tree adds the Free Siyanda petition to their petition list

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July 2020

Network23 shares the ‘Write to Siyanda’ flyer:

http://freesiyanda.com/
An info-poster about Siyanda Mngaza, imprisoned for defending herself in a racist attack. Go to freesiyanda.com for updates, donation details, and contact with the campaign.


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5th Avenue Cinema adds the Free Siyanda petition to their petitions page


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Wales Arts Review adds the Free Siyanda petition to their ‘Understanding Racism in Wales : A Resource’


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Public Reading Rooms published an online article ‘Shine a Light on Racism – Cardiff BLM organisers speak out.’ The article talks about the Free Siyanda protest held in Bute Park, Wales:

“Karen, one of the faces of the “Free Siyanda” [5] campaign, spoke about the pain she felt watching her daughter write letters to her best friend, Siyanda Mngaza who was imprisoned for GBH after defending herself against attackers. Cammilla, Siyanda’s mother spoke alone last week about her story, but this week, large numbers of protestors came equipped with signs fighting for her cause after being moved by her story.”


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Prisoner Solidarity share Siyanda’s story on their website and ask people to show support by writing to Siyanda and donating to her cause.

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Oct 2020

The Black Project shares Siyanda’s story on their website and ask people to show support by writing to their MP, writing to Siyanda and signing the petition.


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Cardiff Journalism share Siyanda’s story on their website and ask people to show support by signing the petition. – May 2020


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The Socialist Party share Siyanda’s story on their website and ask trade unions branches and councils to affiliate to the campaign.


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Voice Wales share Siyanda’s story on their website and ask people to show support by signing the petition and visiting the website. – 3 Jun 2020