Johannesburg - Christo Brand, the man who was Nelson Mandela's guard during his incarceration, was one of the many who attended his annual lecture on Tuesday morning. Brand arrived at Robben Island in 1978 where he started working as a guard.
At the time, Mandela had already been a political prisoner there for 16 years.
When Mandela was later moved to Pollsmoor Prison as well as Victor Verster Prison, Brand was there all along.
Brand, who attended the lecture at the Wanderers Stadium with family said he was very happy that Mandela was still being honoured to this day.
“I feel very happy that they’re still recognising Mandela. He was my prisoner for many years, I guarded him on Robben Island and Pollsmoor, and to see all these people… his presence will be felt.