Writer

Paul Trewhela

Show BioHide BioBorn in Johannesburg in 1941, Paul Trewhela worked in underground journalism with Ruth First and edited the underground journal of MK, Freedom Fighter, during the Rivonia Trial. He was a political prisoner in Pretoria and the Johannesburg Fort as a member of the Communist Party in 1964–1967, separating from the SACP while in prison. In exile in Britain he was co-editor with the late Baruch Hirson of Searchlight South Africa, banned in South Africa.

2 posts

Winnie Mandela — an issue for Christians?

by (~4 min read)

From the time of Winnie Mandela’s death earlier this year, we have been flooded with writings on the life of this complex South African figurehead. Many suggest that her importance and the key roles she played during apartheid were only overshadowed by her her... More »

The moral problem of Winnie Mandela

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From freedom fighter to tyrant and struggle icon, Winnie Mandela's life was complex and remembering her could pose a moral problem. Former political prisoner, Paul Trewhela, reflects on the late leader's life and the moral issue such a reflection cou... More »

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