Denis Goldberg
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Denis Goldberg dies at the age of 87 at his home in Hout Bay, near Cape Town . According to wipedia “Denis Goldberg was a South African social campaigner, who was active in the struggle against apartheid. He was imprisoned for 22 years, along with other key members of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa”

Denis Goldberg

Denis Goldberg was tried alongside Nelson Mandela , he was convicted of armed resistance to white-minority rule , Denis was sentenced to four life terms .

“Denis Goldberg was suffering from lung cancer” Mr Goldberg’s niece, Joy Noero, said.

“”never stopped believing in his ideals” she added .

Denis Goldberg was a member of the armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe when it was formed in 1961 .

Wikipedia also tells us that “

Denis Theodore Goldberg was born on 11 April 1933 in Cape Town, South Africa and grew up in a family that, unlike most white families at that time, welcomed people of all races into their house.[4] His parents, Annie and Sam Goldberg, were both born in London, the children of Lithuanian Jews who emigrated to England in the latter half of the 19th century.[5] Both parents were politically active communists while living in London, and after moving to Cape Town played an active role in the local Woodstock Branch of the South African Communist Party, while Sam ran a series of small businesses.[6]

In March 1950, aged 16, Goldberg began his studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Cape Town. In his final year he met Esme Bodenstein, who came from a family active in the Communist Party, and they married in January 1954. Their daughter Hilary was born in 1955 and their son David in 1957.”

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