What happened to the man that carried Hector Pieterson?

Mbuyisa Makhubu was just 18-years-old during the Soweto uprising, and was famously photographed carrying a dying Hector Pieterson. He has been missing since this photograph was published.

  (File, Sapa)

A newspaper in Canada learned from a source that the Canadian government was working to identify a detainee who had entered the country under the name Victor Vinnetou in 1988. After hearing of the memories the detained man has, and some of his birthmarks, the Makhubu family is convinced that this is their long lost relative.

His sister, Nontsikielelo Makhubu, joins us on Google Hangout to tell us why she thinks this man is her brother, and what the family plans to do to confirm his identity. Watch the video above to find out more.

News24 reported in June that the arts and culture department was verifying information regarding Mbuyisa Makhubo's DNA tests. The department said in a statement, "[The department] is in the process of clarifying the situation regarding DNA tests done on a man currently in Canada that some maintain could be Mbuyisa Makhubo."
Stef Delport 2014/08/13 11:53:22 AM
Was he not found in a prison there?>
Gladys Manokore 2014/08/13 12:31:40 PM
so what is the latest on this issue still no news ?
Marvin Davies 2014/08/13 12:39:22 PM
Louis Monakedi 2014/08/13 12:39:37 PM
Said news to the family, 20 years of zanc failure!
Andile Slow Wind 2014/08/13 12:48:26 PM
Wooow if they found him dat means his fmly is lucky nd they are rich already
Cynthia Olyn 2014/08/13 12:48:50 PM
The govement has failed the Makhubu family,didn't they say an official went there without the fam,came back and said its not him,so the fam are searching on their own now,the Pietersen's are getting recognition while the others are living in POVERTY or without beeing reconised.
Robyn Petersen 2014/08/13 12:55:31 PM
All the best for Makhubu family
Patrick Tsawe 2014/08/13 01:09:31 PM
I would love to see or hear it's him and is alive and may be can give us his version of that day.
Mosa Tshwana 2014/08/13 01:45:19 PM
is he still alive?
Timothy Maoka Mogano 2014/08/13 03:19:10 PM
He need to revile himself