Death Sentences in South Africa: Mogoerane, Mosololi & Motaung

by Gay J. McDougall, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Washington, DC, United States
September 13, 1982
Publisher: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
3 pages
Type: Memorandum
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Memorandum about the treason trial of Simon TheIle Mogoerane, Jerry Semano Mosololi, and Marcus Thabo Motaung in Pretoria during July and August, 1982. These young men left South Africa shortly after the 1976 Soweto riots and joined the external liberation movement. The memorandum asks people to send cables to South African State President Marais Viljoen calling for clemency and also to send mailgrams to President Reagan calling on him to intervene with the South African government to save their lives. Send copies of communications to Gay J. McDougall, Southern Africa Project, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The memorandum discusses the African National Congress (ANC), Supreme Court Judge D.J. Curlewis, the Geneva Convention of 1949 Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, prisoners of war, Solomon Mahlangu, James Mange, the Terrorism Act, and Markus Kateka. • 1. The incident at the Wonderboom police station • 2. Summary of trial • 3. The sentences • 4. Current status • 5. Major issues • 6. Suggested action
Used by permission of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root