July 5, 1989 CE – South African President Pieter Botha Visits Nelson Mandela in Prison

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July 5, 1989 CE – South African President Pieter Botha Visits Nelson Mandela in PrisonRate this post Four miles off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, Robben Island stands as a monument to the quest to end apartheid. For three decades, it housed the activists regarded by the government as the most dangerous in the country – typically with little in the way of legal proceedings – just a short distance from the offices of the country’s chief executive. Among the hundreds of political prisoners behind bars or working fields on July 5, 1989, one had been transported to a very important meeting. Pieter Botha, the President of South […]