Sunday, May 26, 2013

We had a great tour guide at the maximum security prison - he was sent to Robben Island as a teenager, following the 1976 Soweto uprising. He spent 5 years there, and learned a lot about South African history and politics from the older prisoners arrested in the 1960s, like Nelson Mandela. He helped us better understand what it was like to be a political prisoner under apartheid.

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