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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

82 Mandela himself provides a fleeting glimpse of the way things were when he was arrested in 1963. Adversaries still greeted each other with a degree of civility and respect. When he was arrested on his way to Johannesburg on 5 August 1963, he was informed that a police major from another car a number of police cars had intercepted the car in which he was traveling about 20 miles from Pietermaritzburg --

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. Return to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory site.