James Mange, 24, south african freedom fighter, sentenced to death by the apartheid regime.

James Mange, 24, south african freedom fighter, sentenced to death by the apartheid regime.

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by Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l'Amitié entre les Peuples
France
Undated, late 1979 or earlier 1980?
Type: Poster
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: France
Language: English
French
Poster apparently issued as part of a campaign to save the life of James Mange who was sentenced to death on November 15, 1979 after being convicted of high treason. Mange was a member of the African National Congress’s military wing uMkhonto weSizwe (MK). Following an international campaign, on September 11, 1980 the Bloemfontein Appeal Court commuted his sentence to 20 years, which he served on Robben Island. The poster was produced in cooperation with the United Nations Center against Apartheid. [Size: 23-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches.]
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root