Memories of a political prisoner on Robben Island, 1987-1991* by Cecyl Esau
History Department, University of the Western Cape / Institute for Justice and Reconciliation
I was arrested with a number of comrades in April 1986. I was charged with commtting acts of ‘terrorism’ against the apartheid state. Initially we were ï¬fteen accused but two, Neville van der Rheede and Themba Tshibika, were not convicted. Thirteen of us were convicted and on 12 August 1987 sentenced by Justice Nel...
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