The two surviving co-defendants discuss their part in the 1964 Rivonia trial in a film that relives their self-sacrifice

The world loves heroes, as we have been reminded by the divers who rescued the Thai boys stranded underground for 18 days, particularly brave and modest heroes. It also needs role models. And never more so than in this age of Donald Trump and Jacob Zuma – and nowhere more so than in South Africa.

The fall of Zuma, after years of allegations of corruption, cronyism and state capture, and the election of Cyril Ramaphosa, mark the most pivotal moment in the history of South Africa since the first free and democratic election on 27 April 1994.

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