Jonas Dinous Matlou

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Biographical information

Synopsis:

ANC organiser, defendant in the 1956 Treason Trial

First name: 
Jonas Dinous
Last name: 
Matlou
Date of birth: 
1920

Lives of Courage

Born in 1920, Matlou was an insurance land agent by occupation. He was a member of the early African National Congress (ANC). He became an ANC organiser in Sophiatown, Johannesburg and was a defendant in the Treason Trial from December 1956 until late 1958. He left South Africa after the Sharpeville emergency and subsequently worked with the ANC in Ghana, Algeria and Tanzania.

Last updated : 18-Dec-2012

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