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Surviving Robben Island

How do you survive nearly 27 years in jail? Ahmed Kathrada was imprisoned alongside Nelson Mandela on Robben Island - he tells Witness his story.

*** This programme was first broadcast on 11 February, 2010 ***

When Nelson Mandela and his fellow ANC activists were imprisoned on Robben Island in 1964, South Africa's apartheid regime distinguished between races even in jail. Ahmed Kathrada was the one Asian prisoner to be jailed alongside him. He tells Witness his story.

(Image: Prison corridor on Robben Island, Credit: BBC)

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Thu 11 Feb 2010 08:50GMT

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