President Obama to visit Mandela’s former prison cell
President Obama continues his visit to Africa today with a stop at the South African jail where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years as a political prisoner.
The jail on Robben Island is now a museum.
Mr. Obama visited it once before when he was a Senator.
Saturday, the Obamas called Mandela’s wife and visited privately with his family members.
The President then spoke at a town hall in Johannesburg, saying the former South African president inspires everyone.
Mandela, 94, remains hospitalized in critical, but stable condition.
Well-wishers continue to gather outside his hospital to pay tribute to the ailing 94-year-old former South African President.