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Nelson Mandela's prison numbers

Nelson Mandela's prison numbers

5 August 1962: Arrested

7 November 1962: Sentenced to five years for leaving the country without a passport and incitement. Begins serving his sentence at the Pretoria Local Prison

Prisoner number: 19476/62

27 May 1963: Transferred to Robben Island

12 June 1963: Transferred back to Pretoria Local Prison

Prisoner number: 11657/63

11 June 1964: Convicted of sabotage along with Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Govan Mbeki, Elias Motsoaledi, Denis Goldberg and Andrew Mlangeni

12 June 1964: Sentenced to life imprisonment with Sisulu, Kathrada, Mhlaba, Mbeki, Motsoaledi, Goldberg and Mlangeni

13 June 1964: Arrives on Robben Island with Sisulu, Kathrada, Mhlaba, Mbeki, Motsoaledi and Mlangeni. Goldberg is sent to Pretoria as he is white

Prisoner number: 466/64

31 March 1982: Transferred to Pollsmoor Prison with Sisulu, Mhlaba and Mlangeni. They are joined by Kathrada in October

Prisoner number: 220/82

28 February 1985: Goldberg is released

5 November 1987: Mbeki is released from Robben Island

12 August 1988: Taken to Tygerberg Hospital where TB is diagnosed

31 August 1988: Transferred to Constantiaberg MediClinic

7 December 1988: Transferred to Victor Verster Prison

Prisoner number: 1335/88

15 October 1989: Sisulu, Kathrada, Mhlaba, Motsoaledi and Mlangeni released with Oscar Mpetha and Jeff Masemola

11 February 1990: Madiba released from Victor Verster Prison