Mandela Centenary Live Broadcast - Liliesleaf

Date: Jul 12, 2018

Channel Africa has a live broadcast on 12 July at Liliesleaf - Johanneburg.

Channel Africa Live Broadcast at Liliesleaf Farm in Johannesburg - South Africa 

A special broadcast of our interactive programme African Dialogue on Thursday 12 July, at 11h00 CAT,  broadcasted live from Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, Johannesburg.

  • Hear what really happened on that fateful day  in July 1963;
  • Discover the real significance of the part the farm played in South Africa’s liberation struggle history;
  • Relive the untold stories of resistance and resolve;
  • Discover the impact on the Mandela family of their father Nelson’s involvement in the liberation struggle.

Panelists include:

  • George Bizos, who represented Walter Sisulu and Nelson Mandela in both Treason and Rivonia Trial. He appeared in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission representing families of killed heroes of South Africa's liberation struggle.
  • Sir Nicholas Wolpe, CEO of Liliesleaf and the son of Harold Wolpe, who was arrested soon after the police raid on Liliesleaf.

Learn more about the many characters in the Liliesleaf story, and the many liberation struggle stalwarts the farm sheltered:

Liliesleaf Farm was the headquarters of the underground anti-apartheid movement from 1961 until 11 July 1963  when Security Branch police raided the farm, concealed in a dry cleaner’s van. By nightfall, they had arrested 17 people for sabotage. The arrests led to the famous Rivonia Trial at which eight accused, including Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Ahmed Kathrada, Denis Goldberg, Elias Motsoaledi, Andrew Mlangeni and Raymond Mhlaba, were sentenced to life imprisonment.  Nelson Mandela was already serving time in prison for a different charge. For more, go to:


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