THE STATE VS. NELSON MANDELA, the trial that changed South Africa

: Joffe (J.)

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288 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2007) 2014

 

Reprint of Joel Joffe's account of the 1963-1964 Rivonia Trial. Ten members of the high command of Umkhonto we Sisiwe, the armed wing of the ANC, together with the already imprisoned Nelson Mandela, were charged with conspiring to overthrow the apartheid government by violent revolution. Joel Joffe was their defence attorney.

Foreword by Nelson Mandela. New foreword by Denis Goldberg.

This book was originally published in 1995 by Mayibuye Books as "The Rivonia Story".

"Everyone interested in Nelson Mandela and South Africa's transition to democracy should read this book." Arthur Chaskalson, former Chief Justice of South Africa

`'A hard-hitting and compulsively readable account of one of the great state trials of the 20th century." Sir Sydney Kentridge, former Acting Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa