After his birth at Mvezo Great Place, Rholihlahla Mandela as he was then known, had to move to Qunu, where he could be educated.

“At Mvezo there were no schools, and then they came to Qunu, when they arrived there were schools, there were churches. Which had a lot of influence in Nelson Mandela’s life,” says tour guide, Zimisele Gamakhulu.

Most schools were run by missionaries, and the education they offered was of a decent standard.

“Educated in a one room rondavel, this is where tata Madiba received his English name Nelson, on his first day at school in 1925.”

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