● Can you imagine living in this room for 16 years? Prisoner 46664 did – N.Mandela
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During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all people live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die …………………… Nelson Mandela 20th April 1964
Extract from Nelson Mandela’s statement given at the opening of the defence case in the Rivonia Trial – if convicted he would have got the death penalty
Photo by albra – Paul Mannix?
Nelson Mandela’s prison cell at the maximum security prison on Robben Island.
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