FLAMES OF FREE­DOM

Pretoria News - - NATION -

A CAN­DLE light­ing cer­e­mony in re­mem­brance of late loved ones and Strug­gle he­roes was hosted in the Robben Is­land prison court­yard on Wed­nes­day, which marked five years since the death of Nel­son Man­dela. The Robben Is­land Mu­seum (RIM) hosted a 12-hour night vigil to mark the con­clu­sion of a year ded­i­cated to cel­e­brat­ing the 100th an­niver­sary of the birth of Man­dela and Al­bertina Sisulu. The evening on Robben Is­land was an op­por­tu­nity for re­flec­tion and con­tem­pla­tion for the sac­ri­fices of these two stal­warts and the many he­roes of the lib­er­a­tion of South Africa. The RIM wel­comed about 135 vis­i­tors, sev­eral of whom were former po­lit­i­cal pris­on­ers, mem­bers of faith-based or­gan­i­sa­tions and mem­bers of the pub­lic. |

Robben Is­land Mu­seum

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