Earlier this week, the world lost a giant in South African liberation fighter Winnie Mandela. This video takes a look at the prison where Mandela was held while pregnant in 1958.
Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg is now a heritage site, celebrating the constitution and democracy. But once it was a prison holding struggle icons like Mandela, Albertina Sisulu and Fatima Meer. eNCA’s Lirandzu Themba is there and looks back at the despicable and inhumane conditions that prisoners had to endure – including not be given sanitary pads unless they proved they were having their period.