Originally written on Ghanasoccernet  |  Last updated 9/23/14
In a Soweto street where two Nobel laureates once lived stands the Mandela House where, by way of audio-visuals, photographic galleries and live guides, visitors get a glimpse of the Mandela family’s life during the oppressive years of apartheid. Former President Nelson Mandela called it ‘the centre point of my world’. House 8115, Vilakazi Street, Orlando, Soweto, has become one of the most famous addresses in South Africa.It is the house where former South African President Nelson Mandela lived, on and off, for more than 14 years.In his landmark autobiography, The Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela describes coming back here in 1990 upon his release after 27 years in prison: ‘That night I returned with Winnie [his then-wife] to No.8115 in Orlando West. It was only then that I knew in my heart I had left prison. For me No. 8115 was the centre point of my world, the place marked with an X in my mental geography.’Vilakazi Street is the only street in the world to have housed two Nobel laur...
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