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Rivonia trialists remembered

Andrew Mlangeni and Denis Goldberg attended the launch of 'Liliesleaf Rivonia Ten Gold Medallions'.

Rivonia trialists Andrew Mlangeni (L) and Denis Goldberg (R). Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Fifty years after the historic Rivonia trial, where the late former president Nelson Mandela, along with nine others were arrested and tried for treason, two of the remaining trialists returned to Lilislief Farm to honour the anniversary.

Andrew Mlangeni and Denis Goldberg attended the launch of 'Liliesleaf Rivonia Ten Gold Medallions' in memory of their fallen comrades yesterday afternoon.

One of the three remaining trialists, Ahmed Kathrada could not attend the event, but his comrades spoke passionately of their contribution to the struggle, calling on the youth to play their role in making South Africa a better country.

Mlangeni, who was arrested for his involvement in the recruiting and training of armed forces during the struggle, said now that the foundation had been laid, it is up to the youth to take it forward.

"We've led the foundation and it's time for you to complete the house."

Together with Dennis Goldberg, the pair signed certificates to accompany the coin, which will be auctioned.

Proceeds will go to The Liliesleaf Memory and Legacy Educational Bursary Trust.

Video: Rivonia trial, 50 years on.

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