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The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial That Changed South Africa
     

The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial That Changed South Africa

by Joel Joffe, Nelson Mandela
 

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ISBN-10: 185168638X

ISBN-13: 9781851686384

Pub. Date: 04/15/2009

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

On 11 July 1963, police raided Lilisleaf farm at Rivonia near Johannesburg, arresting alleged members of the high command of the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). Together with the already imprisoned Nelson Mandela, they were put on trial and charged with conspiring to overthrow the apartheid government by violent revolution. Their expected

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On 11 July 1963, police raided Lilisleaf farm at Rivonia near Johannesburg, arresting alleged members of the high command of the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). Together with the already imprisoned Nelson Mandela, they were put on trial and charged with conspiring to overthrow the apartheid government by violent revolution. Their expected punishment was death. In this compelling book, their defence attorney, Joel Joffe, gives a blow-by-blow account of the most important trial in South Africa’s history, vividly portraying the characters of those involved, and exposing the astonishing bigotry and rampant discrimination faced by the accused, as well as showing their incredible courage under fire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851686384
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 3.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction by Nelson Mandela
Arrests at Rivonia
Escape, the Accused and the Defence Team
Quashing the Indictment
The Trial Begins
The Case for the Prosecution
Unreliable Prosecution Witnesses
The Defence
Final Speeches and Verdict
Epilogue
The Indictment
Index

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