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The age of strug­gle icon Ahmed Kathrada, who is the face of Google’s new vir­tual Robben Is­land tour. Us­ing Google Street View tech­nol­ogy, the com­pany, in part­ner­ship with the Robben Is­land Mu­seum, now of­fers a 360° tour along with video, au­dio and archival pho­to­graphs of the is­land where some of South Africa’s most fa­mous po­lit­i­cal lead­ers, in­clud­ing Nel­son Man­dela and cur­rent pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma, were im­pris­oned. The video tour in­cludes nar­ra­tion by Robben Is­land tour guide and for­mer prisoner, Vusumzi Mcongo.

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