During the apartheid era in South Africa, Simon Malaza, a trained freedom fighter, dies during a failed sabotage mission. Michael Maleka is accused of being his accomplice and is cruelly tortured before being freed. He swears revenge on the two white policemen responsible for his suffering. "Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than revenge." Winston S. Churchill. More
After the 1976 student uprising in South Africa, Simon Malaza leaves the country and receives subversive military training from the African National Congress Military Wing in exile. He returns to South Africa and manufactures a bomb with the intention of blowing up a strategic building to draw the world's attention to the plight of his people. The bomb explodes prematurely and Simon is killed. The South African Security Police arrest Simon's friend Michael Maleka and torture him in an attempt to make him confess to being Simon's accomplice. As Michael is innocent the police are eventually forced to release Michael from custody. Michael swears revenge on the two white policemen responsible for torturing him and sets out to find the two men and wreak revenge. During his search Michael develops a lust for killing with his chosen weapon, the tine of a steel garden fork. "Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than revenge." Winston S. Churchill.