a.A plan for the overthrow of the National Party government, prepared by the military wing of the African National Congress in 1962; Rivonia sense a.b.The document setting out this plan.See also Mayibuye.
1964H.H.W. De VilliersRivonia 61Operation Mayibuye means ‘Operation Return’ or Operation Come-back’. The full title is ‘Operation Afrika Mayibuye’, that is ‘Operation for the Return of Africa’, which the Rivonia conspirators represented to the masses as having been stolen from the Bantu by the White man.
1989Reader’s Digest Illust. Hist. of S. Afr. 412At the moment the police came through the door, the six men were studying Operation Mayibuye, an Umkhonto proposal for guerilla war, insurrection and revolution.
1990City Press 11 Feb. 6The police found documents relating to the manufacture of explosives, Mandela’s diary of his African tour and copies of a draft memorandum entitled ‘Operation Mayibuye’ which outlined the possible strategy of the proposed guerrilla struggle.
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