YOUNG MAN WITH A RED TIE, a memoir of Mandela and the failed revolution, 1960-1963

: Hepple (B.)

R 250.00
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199 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013


A memoir by Bob Hepple, who acted as a lawyer for Nelson Mandela and other leaders of the underground struggle against apartheid. Arrested with five others at Lilliesleaf Farm, Rivonia, in 1963 he was detained without trial and charged with sabotage before it was announced that all charges against him had been withdrawn and he would instead be appearing as a state witness. He escaped to England, where he established himself as a human rights and labour lawyer and legal academic. He was a banned person in South Africa until 1990.

Bob Hepple was born in South Africa in 1934. He is Emeritus Master of Clare College, Emeritus Professor of Law in the University of Cambridge, a Queen's Counsel, and Fellow of the British Academy. He was knighted in 2004.