Book - One Step Behind Mandela

R 250.00

Nelson Mandela’s Personal Protection Unit was always one protective step behind this great man. This unit of bodyguards was privileged to observe the private life, as well as the political and social influence, of one of the world’s most famous leaders.One Step Behind Mandela combines the close-quarter observations of Protection Team Leader Rory Steyn with the investigative eye of journalist...

Nelson Mandela’s Personal Protection Unit was always one protective step behind this great man. This unit of bodyguards was privileged to observe the private life, as well as the political and social influence, of one of the world’s most famous leaders.

One Step Behind Mandela combines the close-quarter observations of Protection Team Leader Rory Steyn with the investigative eye of journalist Debora Patta. In different ways they were both acute spectators of a watershed period in this country’s history. In this book they share their insights, stories and memories of Mandela’s five years as South Africa’s president. From Mandela’s romance with Graça Machel to his numerous state and humanitarian travels around the globe, and his journey back to his rural roots, this charming anecdotal book provides a glimpse into the private and political world of an international icon.

The Madiba Magic touched many people. In this revealing book, Steyn – a one-time racist – recounts his transition from hatred to reconciliation during his career as one of Mandela’s chief bodyguards.