February 11, 2015

25th Anniversary of Walk to Freedom

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's release from Victor Verster Prison, now Drakenstein Correctional Centre, in 1990. Madiba spent the better part of his 27 years of incarceration on Robben Island as a political prisoner before his life sentence was vacated.

Image: Close-up of statue of former President Mandela outside of Drakenstein Correctional Centre. Image Credit: The Hindu online.

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