Rivonia Trial

SA commemorates 56th anniversary of Lilliesleaf arrests

SourceDenis Goldberg was amongst those arrested on 11 July 1963. Thursday marks the 56th anniversary of the arrest of the high command of Umkhonto Weziswe at Lillieslief Farm in Rivonia, North of Johannesburg. Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Andrew Mlangeni, Raymond Mhlaba, Ahmed Kathrada, Elias Motsoaledi and Dennis Goldberg were arrested[…]

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Ahmed Kathrada passes away

One of last three remaining Rivonia Trialists, anti-apartheid stalwart Ahmed Kathrada (87) died on Tuesday morning, at the Donald Gordon Hospital in Johannesburg. Kathrada passed away peacefully after a short period of illness, following surgery to the brain. Neeshan Balton, executive director of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, confirmed that the anti-apartheid struggle[…]

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