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Picnic 30th July!......
Denis Goldberg was guest speaker at ‘A Night for the Children of the Rainbow Nation’ held in the banqueting hall in Glasgow City Chambers on Thursday 21st July, a fundraising charity dinner to raise money for Community H.E.A.R.T. (Community Health Education and Reconstruction Training) which he founded in 1995 and is now honorary President.
Denis was sentenced to 4 life sentences (the only white member of Umkhonto we Sizwe to be arrested and sentenced) alongside his close friend Nelson Mandela and 8 others at the Rivonia Trial which took place between 1963/64. He spoke of his childhood, his incarceration (he served 22 years in a “whites-only” prison in Pretoria), his being cut off from news for 16 years with no newspapers or radio (there wasn’t television at the time), his friendship with Nelson Mandela, the charity he set up and he criticised corruption in the ANC “the members of the ANC need to renew the leadership from top to bottom”. Continue reading