Statement on behalf of the ANC’s “London Recruits” on the death of anti-apartheid fighter Denis Goldberg.

Statement on behalf of the ANC’s “London Recruits” on the death of anti-apartheid fighter Denis Goldberg.

We London Recruits, enlisted during the struggle by the ANC and SACP to help with clandestine support within South Africa, wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Denis Goldberg, whose personal sacrifice and contribution to the fight against Apartheid was and remains an inspiration for so many. Some of us had the privilege of meeting him a few years ago. His integrity and strength, generosity and kindness – qualities critical in the fight against injustice – had not diminished with the years but had, rather, been enhanced. He was a man of principle and a man of stature. A man also of humour and good will. We salute him. We think of you all – his family, his friends, his comrades and fellow South Africans – with love and sympathy at this time of loss.

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TEACHING WITH ACTSA

Sometime late last year Bob Newland sent an email to some of us asking if anyone could help with a schools project that ACTSA (Action for Southern Africa) had set up.

I used to be a teacher a long time ago in Comprehensive schools in London, Bristol and Oldham and so I volunteered. Glad I did.

The project that ACTSA had been working on was in conjunction with Halcyon International School, a private (ugh!) school in Marylebone. My task / role was to give a talk on what the London Recruits did and my personal involvement.

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A blow against racism

In July, KEN KEABLE went to South Africa to attend the national congress of the South African Communist Party to receive a special recognition award on behalf of all the London Recruits. Here is his story AFTER the Rivonia trial ended in 1964, with Nelson Mandela and other leaders jailed for life, almost all other African National Congress (ANC) members had to go into exile to avoid arrest and torture.

Then they were faced with the problem: how were they to carry on their liberation struggle inside South Africa when they were outside?

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In short

London Recruits to receive award


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Daniel Radcliffe to play Tim Jenkin anti-apartheid activist

This is a news article from TimesLive website announcing an upcoming film. It does not mention London Recruit Alex Moumbaris who also took part in this dramatic escape.

We are very proud of our Comrade Alex and his wife Marie-José who were arrested in 1972 whilst helping ANC fighters to enter South Africa by land.

They were both tortured, Marie-José was released, and Alex was sentenced to 12 years. After seven and a half years he escaped along with ANC members Tim Jenkin and Steve Lee.


 

radcliffePopular British star Daniel Radcliffe will star in an anti-apartheid film based on Tim Jenkin’s account of his dramatic escape from the notorious Pretoria Maximum Security Prison in 1979.

http://www.timeslive.co.za/entertainment/2017/05/22/Harry-Potters-Daniel-Radcliffe-to-star-in-SA-anti-apartheid-prison-break-movie

The 27-year-old Harry Potter star will head to Mzansi in 2018 to begin the filming of the movie, which is based on Tim's autobiography Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Prison

The breakout thriller tells the story of how Tim escaped one of the maximum prisons in South Africa using a device made from a broom handle and a mirror he had hidden in his cell.

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This interesting report by the BBC, about the truck used for the "Secret Safari" arms smuggling operation, somehow manages to avoid mentioning that the drivers and tour guides were all white non-South Africans, mostly British people, acting in solidarity with the ANC.

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