One Step Behind Mandela: The Story of Rory Steyn, Nelson Mandela's Chief Bodyguard

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Looking at Nelson Mandela's presidency from the view of his chief bodyguard, Rory Steyn, this tribute contains behind-the-scenes information and anecdotes. It also describes how Steyn, a traditional white South African, came to the realization that he would risk his life for Mandela.

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aaaah TATA RIP , i think that this book would be the perfect movie description of who TATA was, aaaah so heart broken,.......

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What an interesting point of view!!! I literally picked up this book at a second hand store and I, like many of the millions of other people, am an avid adminrer of our former president, Nelson Mandela. Having had the privelidge and good fortune to have met him on several occassions - I wondered if the author would have mentioned some of the trips to East London. A particular occassion was the unveiling of the Steve Biko statue in front of the city hall. I had the priviledge of working with his secuity staff having worked for the municipality at the time. The second time was at a banquet in Johannesburg held in his and Graca Machel's honour.
A very interesting and amusing side not told before. It was such a personal account of his life that I felt that I had been drawn into his personal space by the authors. Some interesting facts dislosed as well. I will insist that my children read this book -
Thank you Rory and Debora for this account of Nelson Mandela's life so eloquently and humourously told.
Melanie Berrington
ivorberrington@telkomsa.net
 

Contents

The Path to Forgiveness
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The Peoples President
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The World Comes to South Africa
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