Sunday, April 3, 2011

"Welcome to Pollsmoor"

The entrance to the infamous Pollsmoor maximum security prison in the heart of Cape Town's affluent suburb of Tokai. In April 1982 Nelson Mandela, together with Walter Sisulu, Raymond Mhlaba and Andrew Mlangeni were moved here from Robben Island in the build up to his eventual release and the disbanding of apartheid. A few months later they were joined by Ahmed Kathrada. He remained there until 1988 when he was transferred to Victor Verster low security Prison near Paarl.

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