Life sentence for Mandela & co-accused
In October 1963 Mandela, and 10 other leaders who had been arrested at Rivonia, were put on trial. The prosecution called for death sentences. The charge sheet at the trial listed 193 acts of sabotage. On 11June 1964, after an international campaign to save their lives, 8 of the 11 accused were sentenced to life imprisonment.
- Date Created: 11/06/1964