South Africa: 30 years after Mandela’s release, Robben Island prison now leading museum

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A former political prisoner working as a tour guide at Robben Island. With its 350,000 yearly visitors, the former prison has become South Africas most popular museum. © FRANCE 24

By: Caroline DUMAY | Stefan CARSTENS | Sam BRADPIECE

Thirty years ago, the anti-apartheid champion Nelson Mandela was released after spending 27 years behind bars. The man who, four years later, would become South Africa's first black president was the most famous inmate of Robben Island, now the country's most visited museum. With its 350,000 tourists every year, the former prison is an important symbol Read More – Source