Just In: South Africa Anti-Apartheid Icon Dies At 95


South African anti-apartheid figure Andrew Mlangeni, who stood trial alongside Nelson Mandela in the 1963-64 Rivonia Trial, has died at the age of 95.

His death was announced by the presidency on Wednesday.

Mlangeni, was the last surviving Rivonia trialist, spending more than quarter of a century imprisoned on Cape Town’s notorious Robben island before his release in 1989.

Mlangeni was reported to have been admitted to a military hospital in the capital, Pretoria, on Tuesday with an abdominal complaint.

South Africa President took to Twitter saying, “President Cyril Ramaphosa has learnt with deep sadness of the passing away overnight of the last remaining Rivonia Trialist. His death signifies the end of a generational history and places our future squarely in our hands”.

His death comes after the daughter of co-apartheid figure, Nelson Mandela died earlier in July.

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