Sam Nzima with his iconic picture of Hector Petersen. Picture Ian Landsberg/African News Agency (ANA)

Johannesburg - Parliament's arts and culture committee on Monday expressed his condolences to the family of legendary South African photographer Sam Nzima who died at the weekend.

In a statement, committee chairperson Xoliswa Tom said: “Mr Nzima played a pivotal role in exposing the evil of the apartheid regime. His work is legendary and his memory will be preserved in the collection of South African history.”

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Nzima is best known for capturing of the iconic image of Hector Pieterson during the 1976 Soweto uprising. He was 83.

African News Agency/ANA