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Fiftieth anniversary of the raid on Liliesleaf

July 11, 2013

Our live position today for the #BBC from #Liliesleaf in Rivonia on the northern outskirts of Johannesburg. Fifty years ago, on 11th July 1963, it was the site of a police raid which had a dramatic impact on the anti-apartheid struggle.
Nelson #Mandela had been arrested the previous year and was already in prison, but police seized other top leaders of the military wing of the #ANC and found crucial evidence which lead to life sentences for Mandela and his fellow defendants at the Rivonia trial.
Today Liliesleaf is a museum to remember this important chapter of #SouthAfrica's history. You can find out more here: http://www.liliesleaf.co.za/
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