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“It evolved from being the secret headquarters of the Communist Party into first the newly High Command or the newly formed uMkhonto we Sizwe,” said Wolpe, who described the farm as the “nerve centre” of the liberation fight. “It was a place of activity. It was a place of dialogue, with a place of engagement, a place of debate, it is where we planned the overthrow of apartheid,” he said.
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The charges related to Mandela for calling on workers to strike in May 1961, against the proclamation of South Africa as a republic and travelling without the necessary travel documents in January, 1962. Mandela went on trial at the Old Synagogue in Pretoria on 15 October, 1962.