Madiba's Life in Places

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  • Robben Island
  • Transvaal Province
  • Victor Verster Prison, Western Cape
  • Pretoria, South Africa
  • Qunu: Returning to the Beginning
  • Mveso, Transkei
  • Qunu: Home
  • Mqhekezweni, Provincial Capital of Thembuland
  • Eastern Cape
  • Soweto, Johannesburg

Victor Verster Prison, Western Cape

Hand-in-hand with his second wife, Winnie, fist raised, on Sunday, Feb. 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela walked to freedom from Victor Verster Prison in the Western Cape.

Just four years later, he became the first black president of South Africa.

(Photo: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

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