Raymond Mhlaba

By Megan Tipping


Raymond Mhlaba was one of the leaders of the ANC, and also a Rivonia Eleven during the Rivonia trial. On July 11, 1963, Mhlaba and ten others were arrested under the conspiracy to overthrow the government and for sabotage.

The Rivonia Trial helped him as well as all of the other prisoners became symbols of the anti-apartheid movement. Since the Rivonia Trial was internationally recognized, the prisoners helped to turn the world’s opinion against apartheid and helped to move the anti-apartheid movement along.
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Works Cited

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