Mandela House

Friday, April 19, 2013

As you recall, Nelson Mandela is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who was imprisoned for 27 years and later served as President of South Africa from 1994-1999. Prior to his arrest he lived with his family in Soweto, the township where blacks had to live; at that time they were not permitted to live with the whites in Johannesburg.

The Mandela house, once nearly destroyed, has been rebuilt and serves as an educational exhibit about the Mandela family and Nelson Mandela’s work.

Yesterday we visited the House.

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For many people the journey to freedom has indeed been a long road.

Thanks for joining me on my brief visit to South Africa.

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2 Responses

  1. I didn’t know you were in Joburg! Would have loved to have visited! Would you be able to make it up the station? We’re about 30 minutes north of Joburg in Kempton Park?

    • I am embarrassed to say that with all the other planning we were doing I forgot about the fact that we would be so close to where you are. We stayed in Randburg, one of the districts of Joburg. We were there only a few days and returned to PA on the 20th.
      Joy and peace to you always.

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