Govan Mbeki

Govan Mbeki

Govan Mbeki, father of former president Thabo Mbeki, was a political activist in his own right. He served in the high command of uMkhonto weSizwe and was amongst the high commanders of MK who were arrested in Rivonia and sentenced for life imprisonment in Robben Island Maximum Security Prison. He was a graduate of University of Fort Hare and a journalist by profession. He was the first amongst the Rivonia treason trialists to be released.


  • Location: South Africa


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