#OTD in 1963 Peace Laureate Nelson Mandela was arrested and later sentenced to five years in prison. He would stay imprisoned for 27 years. Most of the time he spent in the prison at Robben Island off the coast of South Africa.
They were met by Imam Sheikh Ismail Londt and Muslim community leader, Mohamed Groenwald. Inside they are being introduced to faith leaders and to view the first known manuscript of the Qu’ran in South Africa (which was drafted by an Imam from memory imprisoned on Robben Island).
A hundred and one indigenous trees were planted on Robben Island on Wednesday in celebration of late former president Nelson Mandela's 101st birthday this year.
On my last day here, I went to Robben Island. One tour guide — not a former inmate — extolled the “great liberator” Robert Mugabe. He said the xenophobic attacks happening in SA are a symptom of people forgetting how the rest of the continent aided the anti-apartheid struggle
T 2871 - Nelson Mandela DAY .. 100th birth anniversary .. !! Had my greatest honour to meet him in SoAfrica on two momentous occasions ! A humble caring down to earth personality .. visited his cell in Robben Island prison .. historic visit !
"Mrs Thatcher believed that Nelson Mandela was a terrorist...Did you think the same thing?" is questioned by about her stance on apartheid ahead of her visit to Robben Island, where Mandela was imprisoned.
"Mrs Thatcher believed that Nelson Mandela was a terrorist...Did you think the same thing?" Back in August, Theresa May was asked about her stance on apartheid ahead of her visit to Robben Island, where Mandela was imprisoned - it became one of our most viewed videos of 2018.
BREAKING NEWS: South Africa's Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid stalwart and wife to Nelson Mandela when he was imprisoned on Robben Island, has died her personal assistant Zodwa Zwane said. She was 81.