Sam Wystan Poshela Mhlongo

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 22 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:431
  1. Gordon Stewart,
  2. Andrew Herxheimer

    Adviser on family health to President Mbeki

    Sam Wystan Poshela Mhlongo was educated in Soweto and was proud to be a Zulu with maternal connection to the Royal House. He opposed apartheid and was imprisoned on Robben Island, where he was close to Nelson Mandela and much influenced by him.

    He went into exile from South Africa via Botswana, studied medicine in London, and became a general practitioner in London. He was president of the African-Caribbean Medical Association from 1992.

    In 1998 he returned to South Africa to a foundation chair at MEDUNSA (Medical University …

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