February 4, 1928 – Manche Masemola

Yesterday we noted South Africa had its first black Anglican Bishop in 1985. But on February 4, 1928 – just some 60 years earlier – Manche Masemola was killed by her parents for refusing to deny her belief in Christ. The South African teenage girl attended every Church of England service she could and when she refused to stop attending her parents murdered her. Many years later she was honored with this statue outside Westminster Abbey in London.