Robben Island

Robben Island

Robben Island

  • “The repository of outcasts and heroes”
  • The island is one of the World’s Heritage Sites.
  • The island is also called “the world’s most powerful symbol of resistance to oppression”

Robben Island is internationally known for the fact that Nobel Laureate and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island for 18 of the 27 years he served behind bars before the fall of apartheid. Kgalema Motlanthe, who also served as President of South Africa, spent 10 years on Robben Island as a political prisoner, as did the current President of South Africa Jacob Zuma. (wikipedia.org)


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