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Anti-apartheid struggle stalwarts Raymond Mhlaba, Oscar Mpetha, Andrew Mlangeni, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Elias Motsoaledi and Wilton Mkwayi after their release in 1989 in Soweto. These and many others are South African heroes. Picture: Raymond Preston / Sunday Times / Gallo Images
Anti-apartheid struggle stalwarts Raymond Mhlaba, Oscar Mpetha, Andrew Mlangeni, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Elias Motsoaledi and Wilton Mkwayi after their release in 1989 in Soweto. These and many others are South African heroes. Picture: Raymond Preston / Sunday Times / Gallo Images

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SA should not despair if the ANC plays ‘pretend, pretend’ when it comes to appreciating the place and value of the Rivonia Trialists

The 12th day of June in the year 1964 was a turning point in South Africa’s history; a day on which the apartheid regime believed it was putting the final nail in the coffin of the liberation movement. Instead, its actions on that day made into living deities those it wished to be depicted as villainous criminals.

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