In a Different Time: The Inside Story of the Delmas Four

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Umuzi, 2008 - History - 319 pages
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This book tells the story of four young South Africans who embark on a mission that will ultimately take them to Death Row. They are a highly trained and experienced assassination squad reporting directly to Chris Hani.The narrative details their infiltration into the country, their operations, arrest and subsequent trial. These men are the foot soldiers who sacrificed everything. As their trial unfolds with their attorney fighting to save them from the gallows, so too does the story of their own lives and the choices they make. The story is set in a South Africa gripped by unrest and political tension, when the ANC was in exile and repression at its height.It tells of the extraordinary lengths people go to in order to fight for what they believe, and the acts people will commit to preserve the status quo. The characters are linked by bizarre coincidence and tragedy in a true account narrated by their attorney.Woven through the narrative is the construction of a bomb and its journey towards its target, and the circumstances which enable that meeting.

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Review: In a Different Time: The Inside Story of the Delmas Four

User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

This was a great find on the library sale table. Peter Harris, a white anti-apartheid lawyer, recounts the defense of four political prisoners in a trial that was to become a turning point in ending ... Read full review

Review: In a Different Time: The Inside Story of the Delmas Four

User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

What is one willing to give, for the freedom of many? This compelling true story is one that grips the reader with questions of what is right? What is wrong - when seeking freedom from oppression. The ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
8
Section 2
12
Section 3
15
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Born in Durban, grew up in Eastern Cape, educated at Michaelhouse, Rhodes and Warwick(UK). Practised law at JNB Bar for 15 years. Legal counsel to Cosatu. Involved in Peace Accord in the early 90s. Head of Monitoring Directorate of IEC in 1994. International consulting for UN as election operations expert in Mexico, Haiti and other places. Director of Programmes at International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance in Sweden. Back in SA, co-founder and Executive Chair of the Resolve Group (management consultancy).

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