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Rivonia treason trial 50th Anniversary

Thursday 12 June 2014 06:06

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Rivonia treason trial 50th Anniversary(SABC)

Thursday marks 50 years since ANC leaders Nelson Mandela,  Walter Sisulu,  Govan Mbeki,  Elias Motsoaledi, Dennis Goldberg,   Raymond Mhlaba, Ahmed Kathrada and  Andrew Mlangeni  were sentenced to life imprisonment. There was a dramatic raid by police at Liliesleaf Farm on 11th July 1963, in  Rivonia, which resulted in the arrest of eighteen people amongst whom were leaders of the liberation movement, some of whom were tried in that historic trial.

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