Lauritz Strydom

Rivonia Unmasked!

Rivonia Unmasked! The South African State’s Case against Nelson Mandela, 1964. By Lauritz Strydom. New edition, now with two new appendices: “Mandela Lied to the World: South African Communist Party Admitted in 2013 that he was Senior Central Committee Member,” and “Mandela’s Jews:  Jewish Involvement in the Rivonia Plot.”

First published in 1965, this book was the white South African government’s official version of the famous 1963-1964 “Rivonia Treason Trial” which saw 8 top South African Communist Party (SACP) and African National Congress (ANC) leaders, Nelson Mandela included, sentenced to life imprisonment for an incredible plan to seize power by violence in South Africa and turn it into a Marxist state.

Evidence at the trial showed that the Communist parties in the Soviet Union, Algeria, China, Czechoslovakia and East Germany all actively supported the plot and that the ANC and the SACP planned a physical invasion and revolution akin to that of Vietnam or Cuba.

The value of this book is not restricted to now-suppressed revelations on the ANC/SACP axis. It also vividly demonstrates how the Apartheid government was out of touch with reality, believing firmly that the ANC did not represent the majority of black people and that it was “only” the Communists who were the problem. It was a delusion that would cost White South Africa dearly.

The two new appendices focus on the facts that Mandela, despite his many public claims to the contrary, was a high ranking member of the SACP, and that almost the entire support structure upon which the ANC relied was comprised of Communist Party Jews.


Foreword by the Hon. Mr. B. J. Vorster

Introductory Remarks by Dr. Percy Yutar

Chapter 1: Vital Information

Chapter 2: Sitting Birds

Chapter 3: Flight

Chapter 4: The Trial Begins

Chapter 5: Damning Documents

Chapter 6: Mr X

Chapter 7: Dupes Lift the Veil

Chapter 8: What Handwriting Disclosed

Chapter 9: The Conspirators Take the Stage

Chapter 10: The Verdict

Chapter 11: Enter Mr Alan Paton

Chapter 12: God Forbid!


Appendix One: Mandela Lied to the World: South African Communist Party Admitted in 2013 that he was Senior Central Committee Member

Appendix Two: Mandela’s Jews:  Jewish Involvement in the Rivonia Plot


186 pages. Paperback.


Additional information

Weight 8.76 oz
Dimensions 6 × 0.39 × 9 in

Lauritz Strydom

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