Chris Lubbe

Former Bodyguard to Nelson Mandela
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  • Bio

Chris Lubbe grew up in the eastern Cape of apartheid South Africa, where he made a decision early in his life to oppose the racially based system of apartheid. This put him on a direct collision course with the regime and the cost of Chris' work as an anti-apartheid organiser was spells of incarceration, torture and near-death experiences. 

After Nelson Mandela’s release in 1990 and the fall of apartheid, Chris worked with Nelson Mandela until his retirement as a bodyguard and now supports the promotion of personalised care with NHS England - telling his personal story.