THE BACKROOM BOY, Andrew Mlangeni's story

: Mathebula (M.)

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218pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017


Foreword by Kgalema Motlanthe.

Andrew Mlangeni was born in Soweto in 1925. He joined the Communist Party of South Africa and the ANC Youth League while still at school. In 1954 he joined the ANC, and was selected as one of the first members to receive military training in China. In 1963 he was arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment at the Rivonia Trial. He spent 25 years on Robben Island. After his release he served as a Member of Parliament for the ANC from 1994 to 1999.

Mandla Mathebula is Chief Communications Director for the Ministry of Water and Environmental Affairs. He is also the author of "800 Years of Tsonga History".