Part of Barsel Family Collection
Photograph of Esther Barsel and the former South African President, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. She was a member of the South African Communist Party. In 1965 she was sentenced in the Bram Fischer Treason Trial to 3 years imprisonment at Barberton Prison, followed by house arrest for 5 years. This photograph was taken at a private function organised by Ahmed Kathrada for Mandela's 90th birthday in July 2008 at the Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg.