Mandela In Lobatse (Part 3)

We left off late in the morning of January 12, 1962 with the Divisional South Special Branch Officer, Inspector Innes-Ker, having finally contacted Nelson Mandela at the Peleng home of Fish Keitseng.

Thereafter, for the remainder of Mandela’s stay the BP authorities remained watchful while keeping their distance. As Keitseng later observed:

“Although Mandela didn’t go to the D.C., the police knew he was present. Both sides were just pretending to ignore one another.” For the then Resident Commissioner, Peter Fawcus, and a few of his reliable lieutenants such as Innes-Ker the mission was clear. As the Resident Commissioner’s office noted at the time in a communication to the Acting British High Commissioner in South Africa:

Editor's Comment
Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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