Madiba's Life in Places

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

Mveso, Transkei

Nelson Mandela’s life was a requiem to the long struggle for freedom in South Africa.

Here, we journey through time tracing the footsteps of the world’s most celebrated opponent to apartheid.By Nikola Lashley

In a tiny village on the banks of the Mbashe River in Transkei, Rolihlahla Mandela was born, in the Xhosa language his name translates as “troublemaker.” 

(Photo: Three Lions/Getty Images)

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