Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

47 years ago today, on 5 August 1962 Nelson Mandela was arrested near Howick in KwaZulu Natal. At the side of the road there is a plaque.... that is barely legible now unfortunately. I was expecting the plaque to tell the story and explain the circumstances of his arrest...

It reads: This monument was erected by the people of Howick to commemorate the site of arrest of President Nelson R. Mandela on 5 August 1962.
The plaque was unveiled by the President of the republic of South Africa on occasion of receiving honorary citizenship on 12 December 1996