50th Anniversary Of The Raid On Liliesleaf Farm


Children play during anniversary celebrations at Liliesleaf Farm; the... News PhotoAnniversary,Celebration,Child,Freedom,Hiding,Horizontal,Human Interest,Johannesburg,Nelson Mandela,Politics,Rivonia,Science and Technology,South AfricaPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesRIVONIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 11: Children play during anniversary celebrations at Liliesleaf Farm; the apartheid-era hideout for Nelson Mandela and freedom fighters in Johannesburg on July 11, 2013 in Rivonia, South Africa. It is 50 years since the hideout was raided by police on July 11, 1963. The farm was the secret nerve centre for the Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing of the ANC and the Congress Alliance. Police interrupted a meeting of Operation Mayibuye, a plan to overthrow the Apartheid government. The raid by police led to the arrest of Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Govan Mbeki and Denis Goldberg, who were convicted through the infamous Rivonia Trial and most were sentenced to life imprisonment on Robben Island. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)