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Rivonia Trialist Denis Goldberg dies at the age 87



South Africa and the entire world mourns the sudden death of Rivonia Trialist Denis Goldberg on Thursday 30 April 2020.

The news of his passing away was confirmed  on twitter with many especially South Africans pouring their tributes to the late Trialist.


Few Things You Need To Know About The Late Apartheid Rivonia Trialist Denis Goldberg

In his days, Goldberg was one of 10 people who faced charges of treason in 1963 after a raid on Liliesleaf Farm.

He was found guilty on charges, including conspiracy and sabotage, during the infamous Rivonia Trial held at the Palace of Justice in Pretoria from October 1963 to and June 1964.

Denis Goldberg was born on 11 April 1933 in South Africa, he was a social campaigner who was actively involved in the struggle against apartheid in the country.

He was imprisoned for 22 years, Denis went massive in his campaign against apartheid after he got released in 1985 from his base in London with his family, until the system was fully disbanded with the 1994.

Denis parents, Annie and Sam Goldberg, were both born in London, the children of Lithuanian Jews who emigrated to England in the latter half of the 19th century.


The only living Rivonia Trialist left is Andrew Mlangeni.

Tributes For The Late Rivonia Trialist Denis Goldberg

Notable people have taken their time on Twitter to pour out their heart felt condolence over the death of Denis Goldberg.

“The Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation sends our condolences to the family, friends & colleagues of Rivonia trialist & ardent freedom fighter, Denis Goldberg. His contribution to the struggle for freedom & justice in our country will forever be remembered.


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