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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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Naidoo, Indres

Born into a family which has been politically active for over 100 years, Naidoo's forbears had been contemporaries of Mohandas Gandhi. Naidoo was elected to the executive of the Transvaal Indian Youth Congress in 1953 and was recruited into MK in 1961. He also joined the SACP in 1961. He was arrested in 1963 and was imprisoned for 10 years on Robben Island. In 1976 he left South Africa and was sent to work in Maputo for the ANC. From 1988 to 1991 he was at the ANC office in the GDR, and only returned to South Africa in 1991.

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