Our long-standing author C. J. Driver was proud to be one of the readers at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Westminster Abbey on 3rd March.
The service was attended by HRH Prince Harry, PM David Cameron, South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, and the first UK performance from the Soweto Gospel Choir
Jonty Driver is the former President of the National Union of South African Students, and read a passage from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, taken from the Robben Island 'Bible'.
He is currently working on a short biography of John Harris, who was the only white man executed in South Africa (though not the only one assassinated) for having put a bomb in the Johannesburg station. Harris's warning to the police to clear the station was either not heeded or was too late, and a bystander was killed and more bystanders severely burned.