Saturday, August 13, 2016

Robben Island

One of our excursions was a visit to Robben Island. For those of you who don't know what that is, it is an old prison where Nelson Mandela among other political prisoners were kept. Our tour guide was Kgotso Glen Ntsoelengoe, a former prisoner who served 6 and a half years. It was an incredible experience to have a first hand account of that time in history. I can only imagine what it would have been like to be imprisoned because of your beliefs.

Open room that housed the prisoners who were not well known. They kept the high profile prisoners in their own cells as not to cause problems between inmates.

Typical meals for the prisoners.

Nelson Mandela's old cell. No toilet, just a bucket.

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