August 29, 1985 |
Thousands of South Africans of all races defied the government Wednesday in demonstrations demanding the release of jailed black nationalist leader Nelson Mandela, but riot police, using tear gas, whips and shotguns, prevented them from marching on the prison where Mandela is held.
September 20, 1985 |
The Rev. Allan Boesak was charged with subversion and terrorism and released on strict bail conditions today, 24 days after his arrest for planning an illegal march on the prison where African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela is jailed. Boesak, president of the 70-million member World Alliance of Reformed Churches, had been detained without charge. He was freed on $8,000 bail pending trial by Magistrate's Court in Malmesbury, a small town about 30 miles north of Cape Town.
August 28, 1985 |
The Rev. Allan Boesak, one of South Africa's leading foes of apartheid, was arrested by police here Tuesday on the eve of a mass march that he planned to lead on Pollsmoor Prison, where black nationalist leader Nelson Mandela is serving a life sentence. Later in the day, the increasingly embattled minority white regime of President Pieter W.
August 6, 1987 |
Twenty-five years ago Wednesday, when South African authorities arrested Nelson Mandela, they believed they had broken the African National Congress and brought to a quick end its "armed struggle" against minority white rule. Today, Mandela remains a prisoner, serving a life sentence for sabotage in an effort to overthrow the government. But now the government of President Pieter W. Botha finds itself effectively a political hostage to Mandela.
February 17, 1986
South Africa's largest black union elected jailed black nationalist leader Nelson Mandela its honorary life president and vowed to march on his prison and deliver a union membership card. About 20,000 members of the National Union of Mineworkers met at a sports stadium in Soweto township near Johannesburg to hear union leaders announce policy decisions. No date was set for the march on Pollsmoor Prison near Cape Town, where Mandela is held.
August 26, 1988 |
Black nationalist leader Nelson R. Mandela may not be sent back to prison when he is discharged from the hospital, South Africa's Information Minister Stoffel van der Merwe said on Thursday. Van der Merwe, briefing foreign reporters, was asked whether Mandela could soon leave the hospital. "If he's not in need of immediate treatment any more, it becomes logical to move him somewhere else," he replied.