Jansie Lourens

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ANC operative and charged with treason

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After Barbara Hogan, Lourens was the next white woman to be convicted of treason after the Treason Trials. Lourens, and her fiancé Carl Niehaus, were found guilty of active participation in the ANC, the planting of bombs, assisting people in fleeing the country and the spreading of pamphlets. Lourens was sentenced to four years imprisonment.

• ‘Soweto’ supplement, The Leader

Last updated : 08-Aug-2017

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011