Mandela is moved to Victor Verster prison

Wednesday, 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.

• Global Research,"1988 ”” 1990: The Long Walk To Freedom", From: Global Research,[Online], Available at:,[Accessed : 25 November 2013]

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This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011