Jeremy Vearey

Sunday Times - - Insight Looking Back -

Vearey worked as a body­guard for Man­dela be­tween De­cem­ber 1990 and Jan­uary 1994

I re­mem­ber, in De­cem­ber 1993, work­ing as Madiba’s body­guard on a well-de­served hol­i­day in the Ba­hamas.

Dur­ing one of his morn­ing walks I no­ticed that he was cross with me. Af­ter an un­com­fort­able si­lence he asked me why I hadn’t told him that my grand­mother had died and that she had been buried two days be­fore.

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