Shulamith Muller

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Shulamith Muller


Attorney, Member of the South African Communist Party, National General Secretary of the National Union of Distributive Workers, a member of the Congress of Democrats and the Civil Rights League and an attorney in the 1956 Treason Trial

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Pretoria, Transvaal,South Africa
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July 1978
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Shulamith Muller (nee Movshowitz) was born in Pretoria in December 1922. She studied law at the University of Pretoria, and was admitted as an attorney in 1948. She joined the South African Communist Party (SACP) in the early 1940s and was “listed” as a Communist by the apartheid regime in 1951, appearing on The List at No. 208. She married fellow Communist Party member, and trade unionist, Mike Muller in 1943.

• Public contribution by Ruth Muller (Muller’s daughter in law)
• Rees, J (1995) “Mandela asked to restore lawyer to roll”. ANC daily news briefing [online] 7 July. Available at:South African Press Association Online Archive.[Accessed 12 February 2009]

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