Meet Mandela’s Family in His Soweto Home

“For me No. 8115 was the centre point of my world” wrote Nelson Mandela in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.

Mandela’s simple single-storey red-brick ‘matchbox’ home, at 8115 Vilakazi Street in the Orlando West area of Soweto, is today a museum dedicated to that story. It contains original furniture, and still boasts bullet holes and scorch marks from Molotov cocktail assasination attempts.

The great Madiba (Father) himself is sadly no longer with us. But his family – who lived in the property until the 1990s – are on hand to provide you with rare personal accounts of one of the twentieth century’s true icons.

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