ANC activists bribe warder and escape from prison


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Sunday, 11 August 1963

Four political detainees, Harold Wolpe, a listed Communist arrested on the Bechuanaland border, Arthur Goldreich, caught in the Rivonia raid, Moosa Moolla, accused in the Treason Trial, and Charlie Jassat, escaped from the Johannesburg Central Police station after bribing a young warder. Wolpe and Goldreich surfaced in Francistown, Bechuanaland Protectorate on 28 August 1963, having flown there from Swaziland. They eventually flew to London where their families joined them. Moolla was later based in New Delhi as the Asian representative of the ANC.


  1. Kalley, J.A.; Schoeman, E. & Andor, L.E. (eds)(1999). Southern African Political History: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997, Westport: Greenwood).

Last updated : 11-Oct-2011

This article was produced by South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011