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Obama visits Mandela prison cell: ‘still better than Alton Towers’

Just one day after their poignant visit to the infamous Robben Island Jail, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years of incarceration, Barack Obama and his family have said that the experience was ‘emotionally difficult and thought provoking’, but was ‘considerably more enjoyable’ than a day out at Alton Towers.

The US President arrived with his family in Cape Town ahead of his visit to to the Island, now preserved as a tribute to the anti-apartheid icon, who is still critically ill in hospital. ‘Just approaching the jail entrance you experience a mixture of anger, sadness and fear as you’re transported back to a time of horrific oppression, but I’d be hard-pressed to say that it was less enjoyable than joining the tail-end of a four-hour queue for Nemesis, in the rain’, said Obama.

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Posted: Jul 1st, 2013 by Jesus H

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