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Het Einde | Lucia Raadschelders (1954 – 2018)

Lucia Raadschelders
Lucia Raadschelders

Zelf noemde ze haar rol in de strijd tegen apartheid ‘ondersteunend’, maar Lucia Raadschelders was een cruciale schakel tussen de gevangen zittende Nelson Mandela en de ANC-leiding in ballingschap.

Lees mijn In Memoriam van Lucia Raadschelders in De Groene Amsterdammer hier https://www.groene.nl/artikel/lucia-raadschelders-1954-18-november-2018




Former leadership of Dutch Anti-Apartheid Movement writes Open Letter to the ANC

Apartheid is murder - Dutch anti-apartheid activists in action at the South African Embassy in The Hague
Apartheid is murder – Dutch anti-apartheid activists in action at the South African Embassy in The Hague | Photo: Martijn de Jonge

In an Open Letter to the ANC, published on Monday 7 March 2016, former members of the Anti Apartheid Movement Netherlands (AABN) speak out in solidarity with long time South African friends who are the subject of police and other investigations.

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Key players in the underground resistance against apartheid today branded as ‘enemies of the state’

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(Picture: Ivan Pillay)
(Dutch translation of this article below)
On Saturday (26 February, 2016), Dutch TV broadcast a remake of a 2010 documentary on the Dutch involvement in the release of Nelson Mandela. The film portrayed Dutch Anti Apartheid Movement chair Conny Braam and her contribution to Operation Vula. This underground ANC operation was aimed primarily at smuggling exiled leaders of the movement into the country. Because of the strong growth of the domestic protest against apartheid in those years -the mid- to late eighties-, the ANC wanted to provide more leadership and coordination was established between the democratic movement, the leadership in exile and Nelson Mandela in prison. The plan was to prepare the opposition for democratic change, which could follow the increasing erosion of the power base of the white regime.
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