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13/05/2018 06:57 SAST | Updated 23/05/2018 15:51 SAST

Confirmed: Legendary Hector Pieterson Photographer Sam Nzima Has Died

Nzima collapsed on Thursday and had been in hospital since then.

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Legendary photographer Sam Nzima has died

Alex Mitchley

Veteran photographer Sam Nzima died in a Nelspruit hospital on Saturday evening.

Nzima, 83, is known for taking the iconic photograph of a dying Hector Pieterson being carried by his classmate on June 16 1976, during the Soweto uprising.

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Nzima's son, Thulani Nzima, confirmed to News24 that his father died in a Nelspruit hospital on Saturday evening.

Nzima collapsed on Thursday and had been in hospital since then.

– News24