25 convicted of murder, 14 condemned to death, 2 lawyers fighting for justice.
Twenty-five people are convicted of the murder of one man, fourteen are sentenced to hang, one
lawyer is assassinated and the other goes into exile. A Common Purpose is the dramatic story behind a notorious murder trial that marks South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy. Told through the perspectives of defence lawyer, Andrea Durbach, Independent journalist John
Carlin and the accused, the story unfolds to reveal one of legal history’s biggest cases on the death
penalty. A Common Purpose tells a timeless and inspirational story about a struggle for justice in a
country where injustice was entrenched in the law.