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Andrew Mlangeni, Anti-Apartheid Activist Jailed with Mandela, Dies at 95

HeadlineJul 23, 2020

The South African anti-apartheid activist Andrew Mlangeni has died at the age of 95. In 1964, he was sentenced to life in prison alongside Nelson Mandela and six others during the infamous Rivonia Trial. He served 26 years in prison, much of it at Robben Island. In 2013, he spoke at Mandela’s funeral.

Andrew Mlangeni: “Madiba’s greatness as a leader stems from his humility and an engraved belief in the persuasion and respect for collective leadership. He believed in sharing insights, and listening to and learning from others.”

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