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29/03/1961 After a 4½ year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted of treason in Pretoria

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MASS TREASON TRIALS

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Nelson Mandela's first TV interview in 1961 by ITN reporter Brian Widlake

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Nelson Mandela - Mini Biography

Six years after the Treason Trial began, the judges produced a verdict of not guilty, ruling that there was insufficient evidence to convict the accused of "high treason" since they had advocated neither communism nor violent revolution; the outcome embarrassed the government.
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