Trevor Manuel - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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This photograph was taken at the then-D F Malan Airport in about May of 1990. One other person in the picture (right) is Reg September, who was then Convenor of the ANC Internal Leadership Corps for the Western Cape. He was there to welcome Madiba to the Western Cape in that capacity.
Madiba was in Cape Town for a brief meeting with then-President F. W. de Klerk at Tuynhuys. He arrived at around lunchtime and returned to Johannesburg at around 18h00. He was accompanied by Mr Kingsley Mamabolo. My role was to act as his driver/general assistant. On this occasion, it was my first visit to Tuynhuys, an occasion made more memorable that my first visit was as a driver.
Footnote: By this time, I had already worked with Madiba around his release; I accompanied him on his first historic international trip to Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Sweden, where he met up with Oliver Tambo; and I deputised for Uncle Reg September on the internal Leadership Corps until his return from exile.
Quote: "It was my first visit to Tuynhuys, an occasion made more memorable that my first visit was as a driver."
Collection: Moments with a Legend