Mandela House, Soweto South Africa.

Mandela House, West Soweto.

Mandela House

Mandela House

 

A must do while in Johannesburg South Africa is the Mandela House. The Mandela House is located on 8115 Orlando West on the corner of Vilakazi and Ngakane Streets Soweto.  The house was built in 1945 and Nelson Mandeal moved there in 1946 with his first wife, Evelyn Ntoko Mase and his first son.  After their divorce in 1957, his second wife Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela (Winnie) joined him in the house.  Though Mandela stayed there briefly with Winnie as he was forced underground until his arrest and imprisionment in 1962 and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964.  After his release from Runbben Island in 1990, Nelson Mandela returned to the house for 11 days.  He then moved to Beverly Hills Soweto and then to Houghton.  The house now a museum has loads of history of the struggle of Winnie and her daughters and historical significance for the Mandela family. A definite must do while in Soweto South Africa.

 

Mandela House

Mandela House

 

Mandela House

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