Narendra Modi to visit prison where Gandhi, Mandela were kept
Pretoria, July 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in South Africa on Friday, July 8 as part of his four-nation Africa tour.
"In the footsteps of history. PM @narendramodi arrives in Pretoria for the second leg of his Africa tour," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted on Modi's arrival in Pretoria.
Modi will be meeting President Jacob Zuma and also Cyril Ramaphosa, the Deputy President.
During his visit here, Modi will also visit the Old Fort Prison complex at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. This is the same prison where Mahatma Gandhi was kept in 1906 and Nelson Mandela was also kept here.
Modi will also address the Indian community at Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg following which he will leave for Durban.
Meanwhile, Modi on Thursday said that Africa is the land that shaped the identity of the Indian diaspora.
"Africa was the land which started shaping the identity of the Indian diaspora," he said in a brief interaction with members of the Indian community here.