Nelson Mandela's Rivonia speech has echoed through history
8 December 2013 Last updated at 23:30 GMT
One of Nelson Mandela's most famous speeches was made at the start of the 1964 trial at which he was found guilty of sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment. It is known as the Rivonia trial, after the Johannesburg suburb where some of the defendants were arrested.
George Alagiah explores the legacy of Nelson Mandela's statement from the dock.