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Mandela Monument Review

The site itself is a small, unassuming brick monument, but it's really the magnitude of what happened here that's remarkable and noteworthy. After 17 months on the run, Nelson Mandela was arrested, despite being disguised as a chauffeur, on August 5, 1962, outside Howick, on his way from Durban to Johannesburg. He was convicted of incitement and illegally leaving the country and sentenced to five years in jail before being prosecuted in the Rivonia Trials that led to his incarceration on Robben Island. From the N3 take the Tweedie Interchange and get onto the R103; the monument is just outside Howick.

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