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