Lionel Forman

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Biographical information

Synopsis:

journalist, author, barrister and member of the COD and SACP

First name: 
Lionel
Last name: 
Forman
Date of birth: 
1927
Location of birth: 
Rosettenville
Date of death: 
October 1959

Born in 1927 in Rosettenville Forman was a barrister and a journalist. He was author of the first book on the trial, 'You Can Hang For Treason'. Forman headed the South African Student delegation to international conferences. He was also an editor of Advance and New Age and a co-author of 'The South African Treason Trial ' and a member of the South African Congress of Democrats, as well as a member of the Communist Party of South Africa. He was an accused in the 1956 Treason Trial. His indictment was quashed in 1959. Lionel Forman died in October 1959.


References:
• From Protest To Challenge, Political Profiles Volume 4, p29

Last updated : 31-Oct-2016

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

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