Mandela is moved to Victor Verster prison

Date: 7 December, 1988

The government moved African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela from the Constantiaberg private clinic in Cape Town, where he had been recovering from tuberculosis, to a house on the grounds of the Victor Verster Prison, near Paarl, east of Cape Town, where he was given a large warder's house to live in (with a swimming pool and a big garden) as well as a personal cook.