South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid

Raymond Suttner

(August 29, 1945 - )

Raymond Suttner was charged on two counts under the Suppression of Communism Act in the Durban Supreme Court in November 1975. He pleaded guilty to both taking part in the activities of an unlawful organisation (ANC, SACP) and undergoing training, or inciting, or encouraging other persons to undergo training, or obtaining information that could be of use in furthering the aims of communism or any unlawful organisation.

He was sentenced to seven-and-half years’ imprisonment to be served in Pretoria Local Prison. At the time of his arrest Suttner was a senior lecturer in law at the Natal University and an internationally recognised specialist on African customary law.


This biography is from South African History Online. Used by permission. 
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