Jeremy Cronin

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Deputy General Secretary of SACP, Deputy Minister of Transport, theorist, poet and skilful writer. University Lecturer

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12 September 1949

Jeremy Cronin was tried in the Cape Town Supreme Court in September 1976 on charges under the Terrorism and Internal Security Acts. The charges included conspiring with members of the ANC and the SACP, and preparing and distributing pamphlets on behalf of these organisations.

He pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment, which he was to serve in Pretoria Local Prison. Prior to his arrest Cronin was a lecturer in political science at the University of Cape Town and he was due for release in 1983.

Last updated : 21-Jul-2016

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011