Christo Brand has been hit hard by Mandela's death
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — He was with Nelson Mandela during all those years the anti-apartheid icon was imprisoned on Robben Island. And, like millions around the world, he has been hit hard by Mandela’s death.
Yet this South African was not one of Mandela’s fellow prisoners. Christo Brand was his jailer.
The two men — the black political prisoner and the white Afrikaans warden — forged an unlikely but enduring friendship.