Thursday, June 27, 2013

Madiba: through my lens

The great moment in history outside Victor Verster prison,
February 1990.

The actual annoucnement took everybody by surprise.

Shaikh Nazeem Mohamed reads a letter
 Madiba sent to the Muslim Judicial Council in 1989

                                                        The prison is near to the harbour.
 
 
                                                              Madiba's famous cell, home for over 20 years.


                                                             The morning after the release at
                                                                                   Bishop Tutu's house.




                                          The car that took Madiba from the prison. A Toyota Cressida.
                                                               No blue light convoys in the early days.

 
                                                    Masjid ul-Awwal, Cape Town, April 1994.


                                                        Former Justice Minister Dullah Omar (left)
                                                           and Shaikh Nazeem Mohamed in Awwal mosque,
                                                               first mosque established in South Africa 1794.
 
 
                                                        Sayyid Shaikh Muhammd al-'Alawi visits Robben Island.



                                                        Talking to local leaders, Bo Kaap.


                                                     Imam Amien Ahmed welcomes Madiba.


                                                           Greeting locals in Cape Town.


                                              Madiba is garlanded after talking to Muslim community
                                                                             in the Bo-Kaap, Cape Town.


                                                          Madiba leaves Awwal Mosque, April, 1994.



                                                              © Shafiq Morton