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It was on a lonely strip of road in 1962 that the South African police were to capture Nelson Mandela and bring to an end his 17 month period of being on the run. Following his capture, Nelson Mandela would not have his freedom again until his release in 1990. On the day he was captured, who was to know that this man would turn his back on violence, cast aside his bitterness and guide a troubled South Africa through a peaceful election in 1994 and into a democracy that is today the envy of most of the free world? The incident is marked by a small brick structure along the roadside, approximately 5km out of the town of Howick, and has been declared a national heritage site.
While on the run, the press had labelled Mandela the Black Pimpernel and unlike many of his colleagues who fled into neighbouring countries, Mandela had decided to stay... Show more