Those who were tried were sentenced to death, banished, or imprisoned for life, like Nelson Mandela. South Africa was colonized by the English and Dutch in the seventeenth century.
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Thousands of individuals died in custody, frequently after gruesome acts of torture. During the states of emergency which continued intermittently until , anyone could be detained without a hearing by a low-level police official for up to six months.