Anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg, the only white man who was convicted in the Rivonia trials in 1964 along with Nelson Mandela and other icons of the liberation struggle in South Africa, died at the age of 87, his foundation announced on Thursday.
Goldberg died late Wednesday after suffering from lung cancer in the past two years. Debbie Budlender, manager of the Denis Goldberg Legacy Foundation Trust, told DPA that her long life was “a sign of her determination and determination”. “
With Goldberg’s death, of the ten convicts, Andrew Mlangeni (94), only one is still alive who was convicted as a “process that changed South Africa”.
Goldberg was born in Cape Town and trained as an engineer. He served 22 years in prison after he was found guilty of “overthrowing the government through a violent revolution”.