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Christo Brand

Christo Brand was born the son of a farm foreman in South Africa's Western Cape. He spent his early years playing with black and mixed-race children and knew little about the cruel Apartheid regime that prevailed elsewhere in the country. Conscripted to the military at age 18, Brand elected not to join the notoriously brutal police or army. He trained instead as a prison guard and was assigned to Robben Island to guard the most dangerous men in South Africa - Nelson Mandela and his fellow...See more