About this site

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Matthews, John

A member of the SACP, Matthews became head of the High Command after Mandela's arrest in 1963. He was arrested and tried at the 'Little Rivonia' trial with Mac Maharaj and others.

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