Memories of a political prisoner on Robben Island, 1987-1991 by Cecyl Esau

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 fifteen 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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