The Negotiator comic covers Madiba’s life from 1982 to 1990, the final phase of his imprisonment
Titled The Negotiator, the comic covers the period 1982 to 1990. This was the final phase of Mr Mandela’s imprisonment, during which he inaugurated negotiations between the ANC and the Apartheid state.
One million copies of The Negotiator, sponsored by GTZ and The Brenthurst Foundation, will be distributed free of charge across South Africa. Newspapers of the Independent Group will carry the comic as a free insert on January 17.
The Madiba Legacy Series, launched in October 2005, is aimed at reaching South Africa’s huge youth audience. It traces the lives of Mr Mandela, his family and his close comrades in the context of South Africa’s struggles against colonialism, segregation, apartheid and global marginalisation.