Buysile "Billy" Mandindi (1967-2005) was a black South African activist-artist who participated in a landmark protest in Cape Town in 1989, the so-called Purple Rain Protest. Cape Town (Kaapstad Xhosa: Ikapa) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the metropolitan municipality of the Also Purple Rain Revolt and Purple Rain Riot On September 2 1989 four days before South Africa 's racially segregated parliament held its elections Burg Street in Later, still covered with the purple dye that riot police sprayed on protesters, Mandindi created a lino cut celebrating the spirit of freedom.
Born in Cape Town on 24 February 1967, Billy Mandindi (photo) was educated in King William’s Town, in the Ciskei region of the Eastern Province. Cape Town (Kaapstad Xhosa: Ikapa) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the metropolitan municipality of the Mandindi mostly taught himself art, although he did take classes at the Community Arts Project (1985–1986), and at the Michaelis School of Fine Art of the University of Cape Town for one year (1987-1988). Michaelis School of Fine Art was founded in 1925 and is the Fine Arts department of the University of Cape Town, also housing the Michaelis Collection named for Sir He also regularly attended the Visual Arts Group workshops between 1988 and 1989. 
During the 1980s and 1990s Mandindi participated in group and solo exhibitions in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, and Stellenbosch. Mandindi's work featured in a Museum of Modern Art Exhibition in London (1990) and in the South African National Gallery in Cape Town (1994) .
The Belgian curators of the 1995 Africus Biennale in Johannesburg invited him to show his work. In 1996 Mandindi was invited to Denmark, Copenhagen as part of the “Container 96-Art Across the Oceans” exhibition.  He collaborated with Gavin Younge on "Umkrweli/House," which referred to issues of housing and access to land.  Mandindi next participated in the “Fault Lines” exhibition at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town by invitation. The exhibition commemorated the uprising of black students in 1976 against the implementation of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction for certain subjects in black schools.  
Mandindi's earlier art reflected the struggle for political liberation. For example, in the print tiptych "Prophecy" (1985) and again in the oil painting "African Madonna" (1986) Mandindi reinterpreted the fateful Xhosa prophetess Nonqawuse in relation to the experience of economic exploitation of migrant labourers under apartheid  . In 1988 Mandindi participated in the "Palette of Oppression" group exhibition with Rodger Meintjies and Fuad Adams.
Mandindi's art combined warm colours and comic figures with serious political issues to create unsettling results  . One of the best examples is "The Death of Township Art" (1989), in which two demonic angels hold a burning a tire around a giraffe's neck. Mandindi refers here to the method used by township vigilantes to kill suspected collaborators by means of the so-called 'necklace. Necklacing (sometimes metonymically called Necklace) refers to the practice of Summary execution carried out by forcing a rubber Tire, filled '  He continued to use warm colours in his later, non-political work, such as the geometrically-shaped series "Matters Arising" .
Renowned South African artist and curator David Koloane  hailed Mandindi as one of South Africa's most versatile multi-media practitioners . For example, he used tin, paint, wire and wood for "Fire Games" (1985) . Mandindi also worked with more traditional media, such as oil pastels (for example, in "The Death of Township Art") , and his use or charcoal (in a self-portrait, for instance) .
The purple shall govern was an Anti-Apartheid slogan The phrase was an adaptation of placards reading "the people shall govern" during an anti- Apartheid Also Purple Rain Revolt and Purple Rain Riot On September 2 1989 four days before South Africa 's racially segregated parliament held its elections Burg Street in