Collection 480 - Records of the Rivonia Treason Trial

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ZA MR-MM-480

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Records of the Rivonia Treason Trial

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  • 1963 - 1964 (Creation)

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10 box files

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Incomplete set of records of the state vs. Nelson Mandela and nine others. The collection includes the indictment, opening address, statements, evidence, evaluation of evidence and exhibits including photographs. An important section of the collection relates to preparations of the defence. As well as Nelson Mandela, the accused include Dennis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Mlangeni, Raymond Mhlaba, James Kantor and Elias Motsoaledi.

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Public domain

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This collection is part of the archives of the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR).
This collection is not a complete record of the Rivonia Trial. Important sections of evidence presented by the accused are missing or incomplete. These records are the Defence set.

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