The Amy Biehl Foundation Trust in Cape Town: Promoting Nonviolence

Feb 16, 2015

Linda and Easy

Fri. 02/27 8a: On August 25 1993, Amy Biehl, a Santa Fe High School and Stanford graduate and American Fulbright scholar, was working in South Africa against apartheid.  In an act of mob violence, she was attacked, beaten and stabbed to death in a black township near Cape Town. Four youths were convicted and jailed for her murder.  In 1998, with the support of Amy's parents, Linda and Peter, the four young men, having served five years of their sentences were  granted amnesty by the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.   In the years since, two of those convicted men, Easy Nofemela and Ntobeko Peni, have been working for the Amy Biehl Foundation Trust in Cape Town, a charity which dedicates its work to promoting nonviolence.   Since her husband's death in 2002, Linda Biehl has maintained a working relationship with Easy and is still active doing work in South Africa and elsewhere in Amy's memory.  We talk with both Linda Biehl and Easy Nogemela on this edition of Peace Talks Radio: the series on  eacemaking and nonviolent conflict resolution.  Paul Ingles hosts while Megan Kamerick interviews Linda Biehl.