7 February 1983
Cedric Mayson, former Methodist Minister who was banned for five years in 1977 and detained on 27 November 1981, appeared before the Pretoria Supreme Court on charges including treason and being a member or an active supporter of the African National Congress (ANC). He was released on bail, fled the country and arrived in Britain the day before his case was due to resume on 18 April 1983.

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