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In Pursuit of Liberty: Legality vs. Justice examines three case
studies to illustrate the heroism, martyrdom and the ethical arguments that
informed freedom fighters – leaders and foot soldiers alike – in the liberation
struggle. The three ‘stories’ that form the focus of the exhibition
are: The story of the Rivonia Trial and the arrest of the MK High Command;
Solomon ‘Kalushi’ Mahlangu, his trial and execution; the Silverton Siege and
the Soekmekaar and Silverton trials.This exhibition is an attempt to initiate a
dialogue about the values and policies that influenced the oppressed.

They highlight the conflict between justice and legality during the
liberation struggle and show how freedom fighters on trial used the apartheid
courts as a site of struggle. They argued that the law was drawn up without the
consent of the majority; it was enforced to ensure the perpetuation of an
unjust system. A struggle would be waged to establish a new legal system that
would embody the values of a constitution that protected human rights and
non-racialism.

This exhibition is an attempt to initiate a dialogue about the values and
policies that influenced the oppressed, their leaders and their organisations,
and how this has shaped the values embodied in the new South African
Constitution.

Date: 14 June 2011
Venue: Nelson Mandela Foundation, 107 Central Street, Houghton, Johannesburg
Time: 16h00 – 18h30

Tuesday 10 May 2011 15:42