Robert McBride: The Struggle Continues – Bryan Rostron

28th November 2019

Robert McBride: The Struggle Continues – Bryan Rostron

Bryan Rostron

When Robert McBride was sentenced to death, he shouted: ‘The struggle continues till Babylon falls.’ It was 1987: the time of ‘total onslaught’. 

The trial of the MK unit that planted the Magoo's bomb on Durban's beachfront dominated the news but few knew the real story of the brave young people who brought the armed struggle to Natal.

This is the forgotten, thrilling tale of a young man’s incredible sacrifice for the struggle, loyalty between friends and falling in love across the race barrier.



Bryan Rostron, born in Johannesburg, has lived and worked as a journalist in Italy, New York, London and South Africa. He has written for The New York Times, the London Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Spectator and the New Statesman, as well as writing columns for the British political weekly Tribune and the satirical magazine Private Eye. For ten years he worked with the great campaigning journalist Paul Foot on his investigative column in the Daily Mirror. Since returning to South Africa, Rostron has written for many South African newspapers. He is the author of five previous books, including the novels My Shadow and Black Petals. He lives in Cape Town. 


Robert McBride: The Struggle Continues is published by NB Publishers