Friday 23 September. 7.30pm – Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds – to book tickets see here:
On 11 July 1963, police raided Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, South Africa and arrested the high command of the ANC’s armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe.
At the resulting Rivonia Trial, eight men, including Nelson Mandela, were sentenced to life in prison.
Nicholas Wolpe is the founder of the Liliesleaf Trust and son of prominent anti-apartheid activist Harold Wolpe, who was arrested at Liliesleaf. This autumn, he offers his powerful insight on both this decisive era for South Africa and the political crisis the country finds itself in today, more than 20 years after the first free elections.
Part of Liberty Lectures 2017, in association with the University of Leeds