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Inventory for A2519 
Collection Index:MANDELA, Nelson, Papers, Trial papers, 1962-1964
Collection Name:Nelson Mandela Papers, 1962-1964
A2519 Nelson MANDELA Papers, 1962-1964   
    
 Copyright 2006, Historical Papers Research Archive, The Library, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa   
 Digital edition, Copyright 2014, Historical Papers Research Archive, The Library, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa   
    
 These papers were deposited by the Legal Resources Centre and cover the trials 'State vs Nelson Mandela' in the Pretoria Regional Court 1962, and 'The State vs Nelson Mandela and Others' (Rivonia Trial) in the Supreme Court (Transvaal Provincial Division) in 1963/1964.   
    
 Reference is made to collections AK2513 'State vs Nelson Mandela' and AD1844 'Rivonia Trial'.   
    
    
STATE VS NELSON MANDELA, 1962   
 (Pretoria Regional Court)   
    
 After Mandela was captured near Howick on 5th August 1962 he went on trial for inciting persons to strike illegally (during the 1961 stay-at-home) and that of leaving the country without a valid passport. He conducted his own defence. The trial was held in the Old Synagogue High Court, Pretoria, from 15 October - 7 November 1962. Mandela was sentenced to 5 years' imprisonment for inciting workers to strike and for leaving South Africa without a valid travel document.   
    
    
A1 Application by Nelson Mandela challenging the right of the court to try him. Ms. 22p   
A2 Nelson Mandela's preparatory notes Ms 8p   
A3 Application by Nelson Mandela for the remand of the trial Ms 6p (incomplete)   
A4 Nelson Mandela's Defence Statement Ts, signed. 21p   
    
    
THE STATE VS NELSON MANDELA AND OTHERS (RIVONIA TRIAL), 1963/1964   
 (Supreme Court [Transvaal Provincial Division])   
    
 The Rivonia Trial took place from the 30 October 1963 to the 12 June 1964 in the Transvaal Provincial Division of the Supreme Court. Ten leaders of the African National Congress were tried for 221 acts of sabotage designed to overthrow the apartheid system.   
    
B1 Indictment Ts 9p   
B2 First Statement for his lawyers by Nelson Mandela for the purpose of preparing his defence Ts 4p   
B3 Nelson Mandela's statement from the dock with his handwritten corrections. The last page of the document contains the original signatures of some of the other accused in the Rivonia trial, being, Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Dennis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Motsoaledi and Andrew Mlangeni. Original provided by George Bizos. Ts, signed 61p   
B4 Nelson Mandela's statement from the dock. Ts, signed 44p   
B5 Final clause of statement from the dock Ms 1p   
B6 Nelson Mandela's notes which he intended to use if he were sentenced to death, when asked whether he had anything to say before sentence of death was passed Ms 1p   
B7 Further notes (fragments) Ms 2p